Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jane MONHEIT - Taking a Chance on Love 2004

Jane MONHEIT - Taking a Chance on Love 2004


While the early 2000s bore witness to a bevy of youthful standards singers with earnestly traditional vocals, New Yorker Jane Monheit preceded Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Katie Melua et al. She wowed the jazz world when she was barely out of her teens with her 2000 debut, NEVER NEVER LAND, and quickly ascended to stardom. Monheit's fourth record, 2004's TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE, expresses her love for movie musicals of the 1930s and '40s.

From both Monheit's song choices and the fervor she pours into these selections, it's virtually impossible to challenge the sincerity of her affection. Monheit opens by finding a truly original, offbeat angle to the oft-visited Fats Waller classic "Honeysuckle Rose" and continues to connect throughout the 11 subsequent tracks. She teams up with the aforementioned Michael Buble on a charged version of the always-lively "I Won't Dance" and finds every ounce of sultriness in "Why Can't You Behave?" and "Dancing in the Dark." As with most of the acclaimed jazz stylists of her day, Monheit possesses incredible vocal shrewdness, but it is her almost spiritual connection to the tunes of a bygone era that clearly sets her apart.
Jane Monheit- Vocals;
Lew Soloff, Michael Davis, Andy Snitzer, Roger Rosenberg, Lawrence Feldman, David Taylor, Jim Hynes, Bob Malach- Horns;
Christian McBride, Ron Carter , Orlando LeFleming- Bass;
Romero Lubambo, Miles Okazaki- Guitar;
Joel Frahm- Soprano Sax, alto Sax, tenor Sax;
Donald Harrison- (Alto Saxophone);
Geoff Keezer, Michael Kanan, Rob Mounsey- Piano;
Lewis Nash, Rick Montalbano- Drums.
(Feat.Michael Buble,Christian Mcbride,Ron Carter,R.Lumbambo)
01. Honeysuckle Rose Jane Monheit 3:39
02. In The Still Of The Night Jane Monheit 5:06
03. Taking a Chance on Love Jane Monheit 3:19
04. Bill Jane Monheit 5:16
05. I Won't Dance Jane Monheit featuring Michael Buble 3:36
06. Too Late Now Jane Monheit 5:21
07. Why Can't You Behave? Jane Monheit 4:08
08. Do I Love You? Jane Monheit 4:53
09. Love Me Or Leave Me Jane Monheit 3:34
10. Embraceable You Jane Monheit 3:47
11. Dancing in the Dark Jane Monheit 5:04
12. Over the Rainbow Jane Monheit 3:56


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