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All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
So Many Stars is the kind of album you want to hate. The idea of blending Kathleen Battle's soprano voice with accomplished jazz musicians such as Grover Washington, Jr. and Cyrus Chestnut is the sort of idea that makes most serious music fans cringe. Surprisingly, Battle manages to pull it off. She succeeds because of her subdued approach, which is a bit of a surprise considering that the artist is best known for her raging temper. She takes on several familiar songs such as "Steal Away," "Going Home," and "The Little Horses," but never tries to overpower them. Equally impressive is her work on Spanish and Portuguese tunes such as "Azulão" and "Para Niñar." If most ...
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All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
So Many Stars is the kind of album you want to hate. The idea of blending Kathleen Battle's soprano voice with accomplished jazz musicians such as Grover Washington, Jr. and Cyrus Chestnut is the sort of idea that makes most serious music fans cringe. Surprisingly, Battle manages to pull it off. She succeeds because of her subdued approach, which is a bit of a surprise considering that the artist is best known for her raging temper. She takes on several familiar songs such as "Steal Away," "Going Home," and "The Little Horses," but never tries to overpower them. Equally impressive is her work on Spanish and Portuguese tunes such as "Azulão" and "Para Niñar." If most classical musicians took the kind of meticulous care that Battle does with So Many Stars, maybe the idea of crossover classical music would not be one that so many music lovers reflexively hate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/1995
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646847329
  • Catalog Number: 68473

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kathleen Battle Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Antonio Hart Alto Saxophone
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Steve Berrios Percussion
James Carter Bass Clarinet
Cyrus Chestnut Piano
Ira Coleman Bass
Marlon Graves Guitar, Percussion
Tom Harrell Flugelhorn
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Christian McBride Bass
Grover Washington Jr. Soprano Saxophone
Jon Herrington Guitar
Technical Credits
Sergio Mendes Composer
Kathleen Battle Producer
Scott Ansell Engineer
Patrick Dillett Engineer
Mike Krowiak Engineer
Ed Rak Engineer
Robert Sadin Arranger, Producer
Brian Vibberts Engineer
Chris Tergesen Engineer
Eric Calvi Engineer
Rob Rapley Engineer
Allen Weinberg Art Direction
Laura Mitgang Executive Producer
William Arms Fisher Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOWWWWW!

    As an opera singer myself, I was shocked to see Kathleen Battle crossing over, however this album is a wonderful balance between classical music and jazz. It just goes to show that some of us can be versatile, and not all like Beverly Sills, Does anyone else remember that Jazz Album....I shutter at the thought! If you like laid back Jazz and appreciate a great voice, You'll love this Cd!

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