Surrender CD (2007)

Artist: Jane Monheit

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Pretty good with exception to few songs

on 11/16/2007

The only other Jane Monheit CD I have purchased is the 'Very Best Of...' and I thought this CD would be a good one too. It is very disappointing that 3 of the only 10 songs are in Spanish. Her voice is great as always, but what is the point if you can't understand what she is singing about. I am not bilingual and would rather see artists issue separate CDs in all Spanish if they feel the necessity to sing in other languages. At any rate, the other songs are good, but there are not enough of them to make this CD worth purchasing. You would be better off downloading a few songs off of this album and paying only a dollar a piece. Read More

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Jane Monheit, at the age of 26, is widely considered to be one of the great young voices of jazz and traditional pop. Her professional career began at age 20 after winning the first runner-up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute vocal competition. Shortly thereafter she began work on her first album, which came out in 2000. With Surrender - her sixth album and her first for Concord - she truly comes into her own, going beyond the "promising young vocalist" category to emerge at the top of her profession. This album is a superb collection of bossas and ballads, many of which were developed by Jane and her band while on the road. Graced with lush and elegant string arrangements by Jorge Calandrelli and guest appearances by Toots Thielemans, Sergio Mendes (playing piano on his own composition "So Many Stars," which he last recorded with Brasil '66), and a new composition and duet with Ivan Lins, Surrender promises to be Jane's crowning achievement to date, and the beginning of a beautiful partnership with Concord.


Label Concord Jazz/universal
SKU 203505900
UPC 888072300507
UPC 14 00888072300507
Format CD
Release Date 4/24/2007
Author Jane Monheit
Compilation Appearance Let's Get Lost
Compilation Appearance Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now
Compilation Appearance Rachel Ray:how Cool Is That Christmas
Compilation Appearance Vol 1:Happy Birthday Lionel
Compilation Appearance What Love Can Do
Compilation Appearance Centennial Celebration
Compilation Appearance Npr Discover Songs:new Jazz Divas
Compilation Appearance N Coded Music Jazz Party Boxset
Compilation Appearance Ncis:benchmark (s/t)
Compilation Appearance WANDA SA:LIVE IN 2014(Live)
Technical Info
Engineer Don Murray; Elliot Scheiner; Daniel Leon; Guilherme Reis; Paul Ericksen; Seth Presant
Producer Jorge Calandrelli; Sergio Mendes; Jorge Calandrelli
CatalogID 7230050
Lable Name Concord
Released 04/24/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072300507
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jane Monheit (vocals, background vocals); Jane Monheit; Ivan Lins (vocals); Miles Okazaki (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ram¢n Stagnaro (guitar); Gayle Levant (harp); Assa Drori, Lisa Dondlinger, Miran Kojian, Dynell Weber, Irina Voloshina, Anatoly Rosinsky, Johana Krejci, Katia Popov, Ana Landauer, Ronald Folsom, Phillip Levy , Raphael Rishik, Robin Olsen, Tamara Hatwan, Becky Bunnell, Kevin Connolly , Bruce Dukov, Margaret Wooten, Yue Deng, Darius Campo (violin); Kazi Pitelka, Raymond Tischer, Victoria Miskolczy, Suzanna Giordono, Carrie Holzman-Little, Brian Dembow, Roland Kato, Dave Walther , Thomas Dienner, Harry Shirinian, Alma Fernandez (viola); Christina Soule, Timothy Landauer, David H. Speltz, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody , Armen Ksadjikian, Dane Little (cello); Toots Thielemans (harmonica); Gary Foster, Joseph Stone, James Walker (woodwinds); Ari Ambrose (saxophone); Paul Klintworth, Justin Hageman, Richard Todd (French horn); Michael Kanan (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Sergio Mendes (piano); Peter Wolf , Jorge Calandrelli (synthesizer); Orlando Le Fleming, Dave Carpenter (acoustic bass); Mike Shapiro (drums, percussion); Rick Montalbano (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Don Murray ; Al Schmitt.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Discover Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; G Studio Digital, Studio City, CA; Ignited Now, Kagel Canyon, CA; Studio Caraibes, Brussels, Belgium; Wild West Studio, Malibu, CA.
Photographer: Randee Saint Nicholas.
Arrangers: Jorge Calandrelli; Sergio Mendes; Miles Okazaki.
At once crisply assertive and lovingly sensual, vocalist Jane Monheit is the jazz equivalent of the young and charming grade school teacher you secretly nurtured a crush on. A sophisticated bombshell of a performer with a voice that is, like her appearance, voluptuous and flawlessly pretty, Monheit has garnered well-earned comparisons to such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and the goddess of vocal pop, Barbra Streisand. In that sense, her sixth studio album, Surrender, is, at first glance, not dissimilar from her past work. Recorded with her working combo including husband and drummer Rick Montalbano, Surrender is a ballads-heavy album that features a mix of jazz standards, reworked pop tunes, and several bossa nova numbers. What is different is the focus and presentation of Monheit. Rather than featuring her here simply as a singer fronting a jazz band, Surrender is a cinematic showcase, a Broadway-sized coming-out party that finds Monheit's voice framed against sweeping orchestration and glossy, Technicolor arrangements. This is Monheit the vocal diva, the superstar. ~ Matt Collar
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (p.73) - "Jane's in time jazz-meets-cabaret vibe remains fully intact as her playlist moves forward in time and southward in spirit."
Artist Bio
Jane MonheitIt?s hard to believe that a scant seven years have passed since a 22-year-old Long Islander named Jane Monheit - now renowned as one of the worlds most beloved and accomplished song stylists - signed her first recording contract, for Manhattan?s relatively small but enthusiastically supportive N-Coded label.Her debut album, Never Never Land, introduced the world to two indisputable facts. First, as the cover portrait demonstrated, Monheit is a stunning, raven-haired beauty. Second, as the ten standards that filled the impressive disc made immediately obvious, Monheit, with her crystalline voice and buttery phrasing, was (and remains) impossible to pigeonhole, simultaneously suggesting the smarts of a seasoned jazz artist and the cunning storytelling skills of the finest cabaret performers.Since then, two of her recordings have received Grammy nominations, she has known the sweet satisfaction of chart-topping success (several of her discs have debuted at number one), done her festive duty with a stunning Christmas album (The Season), and found herself moving to Sony for her two most recent albums, 2004?s Taking a Chance on Love and the subsequent yuletide disc.Now, for Surrender, her seventh album in as many years, Monheit has opted to follow such estimable vocal predecessors as Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Curtis Stigers and Karrin Allyson into the artist-friendly fold of the Concord Music family.For Monheit, Surrender also marks an artistic ?coming home? of sorts, since the evocatively intimate title track was penned by masterful composer, arranger and vocalist Peter Eldridge (of New York Voices and Four Brothers fame), Jane?s first and only vocal coach, with whom she studied at the Manhattan School of Music while still in her teens.Surrender finds Jane in the welcome and familiar company of regular bandmates Michael Kanan (piano and Fender Rhodes), Miles Okazaki (acoustic and electric guitars), bassist Orlando Le Fleming, saxophonist Ari Ambrose and drummer Rick Montalbano (whose connection to Monheit runs deeper than any of her other accompanists - last Spring, they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary), and the move toward more contemporary material was, she says, ?very intentional. It is where I had naturally been leaning in my own life, and when it?s time to make a record you?ve got to go in and do what?s really feeling right.?
Disc 1
1 If You Went Away
2 Surrender
3 Rio de Maio
4 Like A Lover
5 S¢ Tinha de Ser Com Voc?
6 So Many Stars
7 Moon River
8 Overjoyed
9 Caminhos Cruzados
10 Time For Love, A
Product Attributes
Artist Monheit,Jane
Label Concord Jazz
Music Format Compact Disc

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Pretty good with exception to few songs on Nov 16, 2007