- Released: June 6, 2011
- Label: Vanguard Records
"She has a vocal range that can deliver low, grumbly laments and high, crooning wails with equal effectiveness, and wonderful vibrato."
JazzTimes - p.67
"[With] a softer, stripped-down style that, emphasizing her voice's natural beauty, is ideally suited to the material."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1003 stars out of 5
-- "[E]verything retains its country flavour, as Schuur recalls classics...the material being handled with care and no lack of emotion..."
- 1.Why Can't He Be You
- 2.Healing Hands Of Time
- 3.Beneath Still Waters
- 4.Til I Can Make It On My Own
- 5.Don't Touch Me
- 6.Today I Started Loving You Again
- 7.Til I Get It Right
- 8.Am I That Easy To Forget
- 9.When Two Worlds Collide
- 10.Nobody Wins
Personnel: Diane Schuur (vocals, piano); Mark Knopfler, Steve Buckingham, Steve Gibson (guitar); Mike Rojas (Wurlitzer piano); Eddie Bayers (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ed Seay.
Recording information: British Grove Studios, London, England; Cool Tools Audio, Nashville, TN; Larry's Log Cabin, Franklin, TN; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; The House, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Anthony Scarlati.
The Gathering is the Vanguard Records debut for jazz pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur. It features thoroughly modern and soulful jazz interpretations of ten classic country songs. The set was produced by her guitarist, Steve Buckingham, with the other members of her quartet, bassist Michael Rhodes and drummer Eddie Bayers. The material features songs by Hank Cochran ("Why Can't He Be You" and "Don't Touch Me"), Willie Nelson ("The Healing Hands of Time"), Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens ("Today I Started Loving You Again"), Dallas Frazier ("Beneath Still Waters"), Bill Anderson and Roger Miller ("When Two Worlds Collide"), Kris Kristofferson ("Nobody Wins"), the team of George Richey, Billy Sherrill, and Tammy Wynette ("'Til I Can Make It on My Own"), as well as others. The album also includes a number of special guest spots from Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Kirk Whalum, and Larry Carlton.