by Dianne Reeves


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Dianne Reeves is such a talented and warm singer that many jazz fans wish that she would stick to performing jazz. Reeves, here, mostly performs music that is folk and pop oriented, sincere renditions that actually have very little improvisation. Only the closing, "Make Someone Happy" (which has a trumpet solo from Marcus Printup) is jazz oriented. Otherwise, Reeves sings pieces that apparently mean a lot to her (including a couple songs that might be autobiographical) with a band that has appearances by keyboardists Billy Childs, George Duke and Eddie Del Barrio, altoist Kenny Garrett, bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Terri Lynn Carrington and others.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/1999
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724383306022
catalogNumber: 33060

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dianne Reeves   Primary Artist,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Billy Childs   Piano
George Duke   Hand Clapping
Reginald Veal   Bass
Manolo Badrena   Bongos
Brian Blade   Guitar,Drums
Kenny Garrett   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Tambourine,Human Whistle,Caxixi,Shaker,Hand Percussion,Batanon
Romero Lubambo   Guitar
Marcus Miller   Piano
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Marcus Printup   Trumpet
Joe Locke   Marimbas,Vibes
Jimmy Zalval   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Billy Childs   Arranger
George Duke   Producer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Jessica Novod   Art Direction

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dianne Reeves seems to find great joy singing these pieces. I wouldn't try to chaperone a musical artist's style or even wish that someone like Dianne Reeves would only sing jazz. I feel that I am hearing the words of the these familiar songs for the first time when I listen to Dianne Reeves. I love jazz and appreciate this album. A strong, clear and powerful voice...lovely music!