The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The beautifully subtle pop/jazz vocalist has been one of the great old souls of music since launching her recording career after winning the first runner up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition. But she celebrated the significant chronological milestone of passing 30 while making this graceful and exquisite album. Beyond that, Monheit also celebrates her new motherhood to son Jack, and that's what inspired the inclusion of the always welcome "Rainbow Connection"; she sings the charming song -- and its lyrics that inspired the name of the recording -- to Jack all the time. At home, however, it doesn't have the exquisite Gil Goldstein accordion ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The beautifully subtle pop/jazz vocalist has been one of the great old souls of music since launching her recording career after winning the first runner up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition. But she celebrated the significant chronological milestone of passing 30 while making this graceful and exquisite album. Beyond that, Monheit also celebrates her new motherhood to son Jack, and that's what inspired the inclusion of the always welcome "Rainbow Connection"; she sings the charming song -- and its lyrics that inspired the name of the recording -- to Jack all the time. At home, however, it doesn't have the exquisite Gil Goldstein accordion touch that makes this one of the best renditions ever. Goldstein arranged many of the tracks, but one of the most exciting jazzy turns, Monheit's swinging, swaggering "Get Out of Town," was done by pianist Michael Kanan, who was part of the ensemble that recorded half of these tracks while the singer was still pregnant. In many ways, then, this 13-track collection is a chronicle of the singer pre- and post-motherhood -- and all something that Jack will be proud of as he grows older. As always, the key to a great interpreter's project is the choice of material, and Monheit makes interesting picks, ranging from a wistful take on Paul Simon's "I Do It for Your Love" to Fiona Apple's dark and haunting "Slow Like Honey" and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Like a Star." She also mines her traditional comfort zone with songs by Cole Porter, Jimmy Dorsey, and Leonard Bernstein, but taps into even richer emotions with Ivan Lins' "Acaso" and the bubbling samba "A Primeira Vez." Another triumphant set, no matter what side of 30 or motherhood Monheit is on.
New York Times - Nate Chinen
Ms. Monheit sings achingly about love lost and gained.... The pristine clarity of her voice is a remarkable asset.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2009
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072311978
  • Catalog Number: 31197
  • Sales rank: 46,569

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane Monheit Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Gil Goldstein Piano, Accordion
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Peter Bernstein Guitar
Seamus Blake Tenor Saxophone
Scott Colley Bass
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Kathleen Nester Alto Flute, Bass Flute
Antonio Sanchez Drums
Frank Vignola Guitar
Charles Pollow Bass Clarinet
Stefon Harris Vibes
Michael Kanan Piano
Gen Shinkai Flute, Alto Flute
Neal Miner Bass
Kathryn Lockwood Viola
Entcho Todorov Violin
Rick Montalbano Drums
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Gil Goldstein Arranger
Burt Bacharach Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Hal David Composer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Peter Eldridge Composer
James Farber Engineer
Adolph Green Composer
Romero Lubambo Arranger
Joe McEwen Executive Producer
Paul Mertz Composer
Matt Pierson Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Andy Snitzer Digital Editing
Mark Wilder Mastering
Fiona Apple Composer
Michael Kanan Arranger
Corinne Bailey Rae Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent jazz a must for any listner of jazz

    i beeen listening to Jane Monheit ever sine the rainbow room album
    like a fine wine her voice and Jazz style of singing has improved with age cant wait till the next album

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the best female jazz vocalists

    This is another fine recording by who, I think, is one of the finest female jazz vocalists around. Her rendition of "Lovers, the Dreaners andMe" makes a Muppet song into a soulful and beautiful arrangement. Jane Monheit puts so much expresson and feeling into her songs. Her voice is crystal clear and enchanting. I can never wait for her next recording to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Jane's best

    I love Jane Monheit, but this - in my humble opinion - isn't her best. When I listen to her in the car, I skip through a few of the songs. Try the new Tierney Sutton CD -- this time, Tierney wins.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A moving album with great sentiment

    I truly enjoyed this album by Jane and her bandmates. What I hear from this album is a fantastic group of talented musicians who enjoy playing meaningful music! I think "Lucky to Be Me" is a favorite of mine-it's both moving and poignant. I'ts always a treat to hear Michael and Jane paired up on an album--they both have great musicality together! Support Jazz and buy The Lovers, Dreamers, and Me!<BR/><BR/>_rob

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