Quiet After the Storm

Quiet After the Storm

by Dianne Reeves


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Quiet After the Storm

Dianne Reeves, who has always had a beautiful voice and the potential for greatness in jazz, has conducted a rather directionless career, performing many concerts filled with spontaneity while at the same time recording erratic albums that usually feature both veteran jazz ballads and newer material that is closer to pop and folk music. There are some strong jazz moments on this CD. "Comes Love" has an inventive arrangement that uses a riff from the Miles Davis version of "'Round Midnight" and a familiar rhythmic phrase from "Star Eyes" in surprising ways. "Detour Ahead" is fine and "The Benediction" ("Country Preacher" with Reeves's lyrics) is a sincere tribute to Cannonball Adderley (who makes a brief appearance on soprano via sampling) but on some of the other pieces Reeves wanders far away from jazz. She sings a couple of folk songs with guitarist Dori Caymmi, introduces the heartwarming if poppish original "Nine" and performs a very straight version of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" that makes the song sound like a Broadway show tune. Perhaps Dianne Reeves's eventual niche will be as a jazz-influenced folk-pop singer; someday she should probably make up her mind.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/1995
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724382951124
catalogNumber: 29511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dianne Reeves   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Narrator
Cannonball Adderley   Soprano Saxophone
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Dori Caymmi   Guitar
George Duke   Piano,Synclavier,fender rhodes,Synclavier Horns
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Hubert Laws   Flute
David Torkanowsky   Piano
John Beasley   Piano
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Joshua Redman   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Blake   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Luis Conte   Percussion,Conga
Kevin Eubanks   Acoustic Guitar
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Everette Harp   Alto Saxophone
Billy Kilson   Drums
Chris Severin   Bass
Jacky Terrasson   Piano
Cary Grant   Trumpet
Cherub Femmes and Two Cherub Mens   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Duke   Arranger,Producer
Herb Ellis   Composer
David Torkanowsky   Arranger
Wayne Holmes   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Jacques-Laurent Terrasson   Arranger
Lou Carter   Composer
John Freigo   Composer

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