Live at the Rainbow Room

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
One thing’s for sure: Singer Jane Monheit loves the standards. You can tell by the way she addresses a great song with both respect and from-the-heart affection, playing up the crafted quality of the composition rather than the obvious charms of her sumptuous voice. She’s got the goods and she knows it; she doesn’t have to knock you over the head with her gifts. This young, extravagantly talented artist gives herself plenty to work with on this vibrant live recording. The songs, be they American favorites ("It Never Entered My Mind," "Tea for Two”) or Brazilian standards (“Waters of March,” “Dindi”) or the occasional offbeat choice (Bill Evans’s “Turn Out the Stars,” ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
One thing’s for sure: Singer Jane Monheit loves the standards. You can tell by the way she addresses a great song with both respect and from-the-heart affection, playing up the crafted quality of the composition rather than the obvious charms of her sumptuous voice. She’s got the goods and she knows it; she doesn’t have to knock you over the head with her gifts. This young, extravagantly talented artist gives herself plenty to work with on this vibrant live recording. The songs, be they American favorites ("It Never Entered My Mind," "Tea for Two”) or Brazilian standards (“Waters of March,” “Dindi”) or the occasional offbeat choice (Bill Evans’s “Turn Out the Stars,” Judy Collins’s “Since You Asked”) are aces, and Monheit makes the most of them all. Her superb accompanists, including bassist Ron Carter, and pianist Alan Broadbent, and drummer Kenny Washington, are certainly no hindrance, either. Recommended for those whose love of sterling songs is as great as this singer's.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded at the famous New York City restaurant on the 65th floor of Thirty Rockefeller Plaza, Live at the Rainbow Room features jazz vocalist Jane Monheit backed by a 31-piece orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent along with a solid small jazz ensemble featuring, among others, pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Kenny Washington. A glamorous singer whose cool pin-up persona calls to mind such '50s icons as June Christy and Julie London, Monheit is also an extremely capable singer. Although her understated approach does not incorporate vocalese or instrument-like solos, her crystalline voice and impeccable phrasing should appeal to fans of mainstream modern jazz and American popular songcraft. Throughout the night Monheit delivers classy and sultry versions of such standards as "Just Squeeze Me" and "It Might as Well Be Spring" as well as tackles such bossa nova classics as "Dindi" and "Waters of March" -- a song she refers to as her favorite to perform.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2003
  • Label: Encoded Music
  • UPC: 026656424922
  • Catalog Number: 4249
  • Sales rank: 6,943

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 [Untitled Track] (0:27)
  2. 2 Over the Rainbow (6:11)
  3. 3 Just a Squeeze (4:07)
  4. 4 Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (3:45)
  5. 5 Dindi (5:09)
  6. 6 More Than You Know (4:05)
  7. 7 Since You've Asked (4:24)
  8. 8 It Might as Well Be Spring (4:09)
  9. 9 Tea for Two (4:39)
  10. 10 Hit the Road to Dreamland (3:44)
  11. 11 Começar de Novo (6:32)
  12. 12 It Never Entered My Mind (6:56)
  13. 13 Turn Out the Stars (3:01)
  14. 14 Haunted Heart (5:08)
  15. 15 Cheek to Cheek (5:15)
  16. 16 Waters of March (4:37)
  17. 17 Some Other Time (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane Monheit Primary Artist, Vocals
Alan Broadbent Piano, Conductor, French Horn, Musician
Ron Carter Bass, Acoustic Bass, Musician
Rene Toledo Guitar, Musician, Guitar (Nylon String)
Kenny Washington Drums, Musician
Kenny Ascher Piano, Musician
Eulis Cathey Announcer
Peter Eldridge Piano, Vocals, Musician
Joel Frahm Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Musician
Michael Kanan Piano, Musician
Technical Credits
Alan Broadbent String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement, Duet, String Conductor, Brass Conductor
Vince Mendoza Arranger
Jim Anderson Engineer
Peter Eldridge Duet
Carl Griffin Executive Producer
Joe Martin Arranger
May Ann Topper Concept
Jimmy Katz Still Pictures
Michael Kanan Arranger, Duet
Joe Martin Arranger
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