Surrender [B&N Exclusive Version]

Surrender [B&N Exclusive Version]

by Jane Monheit
     
 

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Jane Monheit and the bossa nova seem to be made for each other. Concentrating on ballads and standards that move to a Brazilian beat, the honey-toned singer finds a stylistic comfort zone that suits her suavity of phrasing to a tee. The same sureness of rhythm and gliding delivery that made Monheit a jazz star see her through this program of melodic jewels by the… See more details below

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Jane Monheit and the bossa nova seem to be made for each other. Concentrating on ballads and standards that move to a Brazilian beat, the honey-toned singer finds a stylistic comfort zone that suits her suavity of phrasing to a tee. The same sureness of rhythm and gliding delivery that made Monheit a jazz star see her through this program of melodic jewels by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini, and Sergio Mendes, all set to a delectable tropical lilt. With tasteful string arrangements and contributions from Mendes, harmonica master Toots Thielemans, and Ivan Lins, Monheit has all the sensitive support she needs -- not that she can’t handle the show herself. The B&N Exclusive Bonus Track features Monheit’s languid treatment of Michel Legrand’s still-glistening chestnut “The Summer Knows.”

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
At once crisply assertive and lovingly sensual, vocalist Jane Monheit is the jazz equivalent of the young and charming grade school teacher you secretly nurtured a crush on. A sophisticated bombshell of a performer with a voice that is, like her appearance, voluptuous and flawlessly pretty, Monheit has garnered well-earned comparisons to such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and the goddess of vocal pop, Barbra Streisand. In that sense, her sixth studio album, Surrender, is, at first glance, not dissimilar from her past work. Recorded with her working combo including husband and drummer Rick Montalbano, Surrender is a ballads-heavy album that features a mix of jazz standards, reworked pop tunes, and several bossa nova numbers. What is different is the focus and presentation of Monheit. Rather than featuring her here simply as a singer fronting a jazz band, Surrender is a cinematic showcase, a Broadway-sized coming-out party that finds Monheit's voice framed against sweeping orchestration and glossy, Technicolor arrangements. This is Monheit the vocal diva, the superstar. [The Barnes & Noble Exclusive version of Surrender features an extra track, "The Summer Knows." ]
Philadelphia Inquirer - Karl Stark
A blizzard of ballads, bossa nova and buttery saxophone.... This set can reduce listeners to an emotional puddle.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072303003
catalogNumber:
30300

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Monheit   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sergio Mendes   Piano,Guest Appearance
Ivan Lins   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Yamaha Keyboards
Vince Mendoza   Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Richard Todd   French Horn
Jorge Calandrelli   Synthesizer,Conductor
Darius Campo   Violin
Dave Carpenter   Acoustic Bass
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Assa Drori   Violin
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Roland Kato   Viola
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Dane Little   Cello
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar,Soloist
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
James Walker   Woodwind
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Christina Soule   Cello
Mike Shapiro   Percussion,Drums
Suzanna Giordono   Viola
Johana Krejci   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Joseph Stone   Woodwind
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Ari Ambrose   Saxophone,Soloist
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Michael Kanan   Piano,fender rhodes,Soloist
Thomas Dienner   Viola
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Lisa Dondlinger   Violin
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Miles Okazaki   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Raphael Rishik   Violin
Dynell Weber   Violin
Rick Montalbano   Drums
Robin Olsen   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Yue Deng   Violin
Justin Hageman   French Horn
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
David H. Speltz   Cello
Raymond Tischer   Viola
Orlando Le Fleming   Acoustic Bass
Kevin Connolly   Violin

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Sergio Mendes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Dori Caymmi   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Vince Mendoza   Arranger
Greg Bartheld   Synthesizer Engineer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Peter Eldridge   Composer
Paul Ericksen   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Motta   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Marcos Valle   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Guilherme Reis   Engineer
Stephen Holden   Author
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Daniel Leon   Engineer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Jane Monheit   Vocal Arrangements
Celso Viáfora   Composer
Seth Presant   Engineer
Miles Okazaki   Arranger
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam   Mastering

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