The Heart of the Matter

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
A technically proficient singer with a distinctive style that straddles the line between Ella Fitzgerald's extroverted, loosely swinging approach and Linda Eder's more restrained Broadway and cabaret style, Jane Monheit is a virtuoso. One minute she's dazzling you with her resonant bebop-ready chops and the next she's making you cry with a single verse of a ballad. On her ninth studio album, 2013's Heart of the Matter, Monheit brings all of her gifts to bear on a set of mature, heartfelt songs that rank among her best. The album also works as a companion piece to 2009's The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me. With that album, Monheit celebrated such milestones as the birth of her ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
A technically proficient singer with a distinctive style that straddles the line between Ella Fitzgerald's extroverted, loosely swinging approach and Linda Eder's more restrained Broadway and cabaret style, Jane Monheit is a virtuoso. One minute she's dazzling you with her resonant bebop-ready chops and the next she's making you cry with a single verse of a ballad. On her ninth studio album, 2013's Heart of the Matter, Monheit brings all of her gifts to bear on a set of mature, heartfelt songs that rank among her best. The album also works as a companion piece to 2009's The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me. With that album, Monheit celebrated such milestones as the birth of her son Jack and turning 30. She then followed up with 2010's equally as compelling if more swinging and straight-ahead jazz-sounding Home. Heart of the Matter, with its ruminations on motherhood and fidelity, returns Monheit to the more intimate, contemporary pop sound of The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me. Working with producer/arranger Gil Goldstein who also adds his lyrical accordion sound to several tracks and her usual rhythm section of drummer Rick Montalbano her husband, pianist Michael Kanan, and bassist Neal Miner, Monheit has crafted a sumptuous, immaculately arranged album that once again shines a light on her immense vocal talent. Whether she's framed by a lush orchestral backing on the bossa nova "Depende de Nós" or a spare electric piano and flute arrangement on "Two Lonely People," Heart of the Matter finds Monheit nestled deep into the pocket of her own cross-genre sound, and it's a warm place to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2013
  • Label: Emarcy
  • UPC: 602537315888
  • Catalog Number: 001826802
  • Sales rank: 8,477

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane Monheit Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gil Goldstein Accordion, Conductor, Electric Piano
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Richard Locker Cello
Kathleen Nester Alto Flute
Sheryl Henze Bass Flute
Barry Crawford Alto Flute
Michael Kanan Piano
Neal Miner Bass
Rogerio Boccato Percussion
Rick Montalbano Drums
Dave Eggar Cello
Technical Credits
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer, Lyricist
Ivan Lins Composer, Lyricist
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
John Lennon Composer, Lyricist
Paul McCartney Composer, Lyricist
Randy Newman Composer, Lyricist
Larry Goldings Composer
Gil Goldstein Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements
Mel Tormé Composer, Lyricist
Carol Hall Composer, Lyricist
Vitor Martins Composer, Lyricist
Joe Raposo Composer, Lyricist
Mark Wilder Mastering
Al Hoffman Composer, Lyricist
Maurice Sigler Composer, Lyricist
Jane Brown Thompson Composer, Lyricist
Mabel Wayne Composer, Lyricist
Michael Kanan rhythm arrangement
Jane Monheit Composer, Lyricist, Vocal Arrangements
Neal Miner rhythm arrangement
Charlie Kramsky Engineer
Paulo Pinheiro Composer, Lyricist
Tyler Hartmann Engineer
Cliff Goldmember Composer, Lyricist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great album, but be aware that the product sold by B&N conta

    Great album, but be aware that the product sold by B&N contains only 12 (not 14) tracks. I returned my copy because it was missing the final two tracks shown in the advertised listing. As far as I can determine, these are bonus tracks which are available only in the Japanese SHM-CD edition. "I Wanna Be With You" is also available from iTunes, but "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" seems to be offered only in Japan.

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