Jane Monheit Come Dream with Me
- Released: November 2, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Imports
Entertainment Weekly - 5/25/01, p.81"...[Her] charms are enhanced by jazz aces like trumpeter Tom Harrell, pianist Kenny Barron, and saxist Michael Brecker...she varies contexts, singing one ballad with strings and perfroming a duet with electric bassist Richard Bona..." - Rating: B+
Down Beat - 9/01, pp.69-703 stars out of 5 - "...Her voice is a beautiful instrument..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/02, p.106"...Altogther cool....she dances through the quieter comers of the repertoire with a light but musically sure touch..."
- 1.Over the Rainbow
- 2.Hit the Road to Dreamland
- 3.Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most
- 4.Waters of March
- 5.I'm Through With Love
- 6.I'll Be Seeing You
- 7.Something to Live For
- 8.So Many Stars
- 10.Blame It on My Youth
- 11.A Case of You
- 12.(Untitled) - (hidden track)
Personnel: Jane Monheit (vocals); Michael Brecker (saxophone); Tom Harrell (trumpet); Kenny Barron (piano); Richard Bona (electric & fretless basses); Christian McBride (bass); Greg Hutchinson (drums).
Recorded at Sear Sound, New York, New York in January & February 2000. Includes liner notes by Joel Dorn.
The DVD portion of this release features a 5.1 surround sound mix, photo gallery, and liner notes.
Jane Monheit's lush vocals do right by the songs on COME DREAM WITH ME. Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, she has gained legions of fans with her warm, rich voice and wise-beyond-her-years, expressive style. Ably assisted by saxophonist Michael Brecker and Monk-influenced pianist Kenny Barron, Monheit continues her path to becoming one of the best-known contemporary female jazz vocalists with this collection, which contains standards such as "Over the Rainbow," "I'll be Seeing You," and "Blame It On My Youth."
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