Schuur Fire

Schuur Fire

by Diane Schuur


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Schuur Fire

Having displayed a knack in the past for reinterpreting both pop and jazz tunes, jazz vocalist Diane Schuur once again succeeds in bringing together an unexpected mix of compositions on Schuur Fire. Featuring the Caribbean Jazz Project, the album finds Schuur's clarion vocals melding nicely with vibist Dave Samuels' superb Latin jazz ensemble -- especially trumpeter Diego Urcola, who takes some tasty solos throughout. To these ends, listeners discover that James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" makes for a comfortable soft jazz number with a nice double-time midsection, and Stevie Wonder's "As" fits perfectly into the uptempo Latin dance style. Interestingly, Sergio Mendes' "Look Around" is given a faithfully retro feel that harks back to such shiny vocal groups as the Free Design. However, nobody but Schuur could have predicted how great Don Gibson's classic country tune "I Can't Stop Loving You" would sound as a samba.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2005
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431226420
catalogNumber: 2264
Rank: 102275

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diane Schuur   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar,Group Member
Dario Eskenazi   Piano,Group Member
David Samuels   Marimbas,Vibes,Group Member
Oscar Stagnaro   Bass,Group Member
Diego Urcola   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Mark Walker   Drums,Group Member
Robert Quintero   Percussion,Conga,Group Member

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Sergio Mendes   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Brenda Russell   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Yutaka   Engineer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Alvaro Carrillo   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Alan Bernstein   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Warren Cuccurullo   Composer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Samuels   Arranger
John Taylor   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Buddy Bernier   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Hal Gaba   Executive Producer
David C. Britz   Executive Producer

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