Taking a Chance on Love

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
With her third recording, and her first on a major label, Jane Monheit proves she’s no flash in the pan. A victim of excessive hyperbole she may have been a few years ago, but Monheit’s talent has faithfully seen her through. Sticking to the basics here, Monheit brings luster to familiar standards with the support of, at various times, a jazz ensemble, a big band, and an orchestra. Yet her most effective moments are the most modest in scale. On “Bill” Monheit is accompanied only by a piano, on “Embraceable You” by a single guitar --the results are glorious in their affecting simplicity. Among the standout tracks a playful “I Won’t Dance” finds her dueting with Michael ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
With her third recording, and her first on a major label, Jane Monheit proves she’s no flash in the pan. A victim of excessive hyperbole she may have been a few years ago, but Monheit’s talent has faithfully seen her through. Sticking to the basics here, Monheit brings luster to familiar standards with the support of, at various times, a jazz ensemble, a big band, and an orchestra. Yet her most effective moments are the most modest in scale. On “Bill” Monheit is accompanied only by a piano, on “Embraceable You” by a single guitar --the results are glorious in their affecting simplicity. Among the standout tracks a playful “I Won’t Dance” finds her dueting with Michael Bublé, while “Honeysuckle Rose” features the great bassist Christian McBride. Although Monheit's repertoire touches on songs that have been covered by dozens of top-notch singers, it’s heartening to hear this young stylist bring to them her own special touch. The closing track, “Over the Rainbow,” is a case in point. It takes a staunch performer to approach Judy Garland’s signature song, yet Monheit acquits herself with honors. Its success is typical of an album that makes good on all the hoopla previously laid at Monheit’s feet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969249529
  • Catalog Number: 92495
  • Sales rank: 23,973

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane Monheit Primary Artist, Vocals
Alan Broadbent Conductor
Ron Carter Bass
Michael Davis Horn
Geoff Keezer Piano
Bob Malach Horn
Vince Mendoza Conductor
Rob Mounsey Piano
Lew Soloff Horn
David Taylor Horn
Lewis Nash Drums
Jorge Calandrelli Conductor
Lawrence Feldman Horn
Donald Harrison Alto Saxophone
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Christian McBride Bass
Roger Rosenberg Horn
Edward Shearmur Conductor
Andy Snitzer Horn
Joe Soldo Conductor
Jim Hynes Horn
Joel Frahm Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Michael Kanan Piano
Michael Bublé Vocals
Miles Okazaki Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Rick Montalbano Drums
Orlando Le Fleming Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Vince Mendoza Arranger
Rob Mounsey Arranger
Fats Waller Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Peter Asher Producer, Audio Production
Jorge Calandrelli Arranger
Howard Dietz Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Burton Lane Composer
John Latouche Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Christian McBride Arranger
Cole Porter Composer
Al Schmitt Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Edward Shearmur Arranger
P.G. Wodehouse Composer
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Ángel Sánchez Wardrobe Design
Ted Fetter Composer
Michael Kanan Arranger, Arrangement Collaboration
Michael Bublé Duet
Laraine Perri Executive Producer
Tammy Van Aken Packaging Manager
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Just Terrific

    Can't say enough good things about this gal. I have 3 of her CD's and enoy them all. She uses her own style on standards and they're as smooth as a good cup of hot chocolate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't miss this one!

    I saw Jane on Emeril Live and loved her rendition of Honeysuckle Rose. This CD opens with that song and continues with some of the best songs Jane has ever recorded. This is the perfect CD to play when hosting an intimate dinner party. Hearing Jane sing is like being wrapped in a velvet cape. You won't be disappointed with this CD it's the quintessential Jane.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Take A Chance and buy this CD--You won't be dissapointed!!

    This is one of Jane Monheit's best albums! The material on this CD is wonderful, and this album features Jane's touring band as well as other excellent musicians. Jane has an amazing voice and she does an exquisite job of communicating to her audience the feeling of a song. The song "Bill" is a nice touch--Michael Kanan is a master at the piano.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Voice!

    Taking a Chance on Love truly demonstrates Jane's ability to have her voice shine in simple melodies that are accompanied by a few or one instrument(s). My personal favorite is "Bill", where her clarity and whimsiness in singing shines through. Her duet with Michael Buble on "I Won't Dance" is equally impressive. Buy this CD and enjoy!

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