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Format: CD
Sku: 61706508
UPC: 827969249529
UPC 14: 00827969249529
Release Date: 9/7/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Honeysuckle Rose ~ Jane Monheit
2. In The Still Of The Night ~ Jane Monheit
3. Taking A Chance On Love ~ Jane Monheit
4. Bill ~ Jane Monheit
5. I Won't Dance - (featuring Michael Bubl?) ~ Jane Monheit
6. Too Late Now ~ Jane Monheit
7. Why Can't You Behave? ~ Jane Monheit
8. Do I Love You? ~ Jane Monheit
9. Love Me Or Leave Me ~ Jane Monheit
10. Embraceable You ~ Jane Monheit
11. Dancing In The Dark ~ Jane Monheit
12. Over the Rainbow [From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Sky C - (bonus track) ~ Jane Monheit
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Jane Monheit (vocals); Jane Monheit; Michael Bubl? (vocals); Lew Soloff, Michael Davis , Andy Snitzer, Roger Rosenberg, Lawrence Feldman, David Taylor , Jim Hynes, Bob Malach (horns); Christian McBride, Orlando Le Fleming, Ron Carter (bass instrument); Romero Lubambo, Miles Okazaki (guitar); Joel Frahm (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Donald Harrison (alto saxophone); Geoff Keezer, Michael Kanan, Rob Mounsey (piano); Lewis Nash , Rick Montalbano (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
Muze PNote Recording information: Avatar Studio A, New York, NY (03/13/2004-05/10/2004); Avatar Studios, New York, NY (03/13/2004-05/10/2004); Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA (03/13/2004-05/10/2004).
Muze PNote Photographer: James White .
Muze PNote Arrangers: Michael Kanan; Christian McBride; Rob Mounsey; Edward Shearmur; Alan Broadbent; Vince Mendoza; Jorge Calandrelli.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Peter Asher; Al Schmitt; Peter Asher; Al Schmitt

Engineer: Al Schmitt; Al Schmitt; Brian Montgomery

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Michael Buble
Muze Guest Artist Christian McBride
Muze Guest Artist Ron Carter
Muze Guest Artist Geoff Keezer
Muze Guest Artist Donald Harrison
Muze Guest Artist Rob Mounsey

Artist Overview

With movie-star looks, a sensual, pitch-perfect voice, and a strong sense of jazz history, vocalist Jane Monheit made a big splash on the jazz scene around the turn of the century. She was still in her early twenties when she began turning heads with her recordings, garnering comparisons to the likes of Diana Krall and Cassandra Wilson. The latter comparison was further borne out when 2002's IN THE SUN found Monheit dropping in Bonnie Raitt and Judy Collins tunes amid the jazz standards.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Let's Get Lost
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now
Muze Music Compilations Rare Requests V:smooth Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Beautiful Wedding:jazz For The Weddin
Muze Music Compilations Rachel Ray:how Cool Is That Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Vol 1:Happy Birthday Lionel
Muze Music Compilations Martha Stewart Living Music:tradition
Muze Music Compilations What Love Can Do
Muze Music Compilations Centennial Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Npr Discover Songs:new Jazz Divas
Muze Music Compilations N Coded Music Jazz Party Boxset
Muze Music Compilations Ncis:benchmark (s/t)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/07/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92495
Music Label Name Label : Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969249529

Professional Reviews

Down Beat (p.65)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "Jane Monheit shuffles accompaniments, attitudes and tempos in her newest recital, whose now familiar roots run deep into a dozen of the finest songs one could want."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Monheit,Jane
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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