Taking a Chance on Love

Taking a Chance on Love

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by Jane Monheit
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
09/07/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969249529
catalogNumber:
92495
Rank:
11716

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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   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
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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Taking a Chance on Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
winmichigan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago