In the Sun

In the Sun

by Jane Monheit
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On her third release, In the Sun, Jane Monehit announces her artistic maturity. Essaying a grand swath of work from composers including Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, Ivan Lins, and Judy Collins, the young, much-publicized singer approaches each song with a stunning balance of technical assurance and emotional commitment. Whether the material speaks of bossa nova (“Chega de Saudade," “Once I Walked in the Sun”), standard balladry (“Some Other Time,” “It Never Entered My Mind”), swing (“Cheek to Cheek”), or even folk-oriented work (“Love Has No Pride,” “Since You Asked”), Monheit’s rhythmically sure, light-toned approach buffs everything to a lovely glow. Monheit also gets first-rate support from such A-list jazz musicians as bassist Ron Carter and drummer Kenny Washington, as well as talented players including saxophonist Joel Frahm and pianist Michael Kanan. And while some selections are presented in duet form, with Monehit interacting simply yet powerfully with either piano or guitar, others feature inspired arrangements from such masterly orchestrators as Alan Broadbent and Vince Mendoza. If the huge praise for Monheit’s earlier releases seemed a bit premature, In the Sun fully deserves all the plaudits it will undoubtedly receive.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2002
Label: Encoded Music
UPC: 0026656423420
catalogNumber: 4234

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Monheit   Primary Artist
Ivan Lins   Piano,Vocals
Alan Broadbent   Conductor
Ron Carter   Bass
Vince Mendoza   Strings,Conductor,Harp,Brass,Woodwind
Rene Toledo   Percussion,Guitar (Nylon String)
Don Alias   Percussion
Kenny Washington   Drums
Kenny Ascher   Piano
Tom Harrell   Trumpet
Gene Paul   Overdubs
Joel Frahm   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Kanan   Piano
Joe Martin   Bass

Technical Credits

Alan Broadbent   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Harp Arrangement,Woodwind Arrangement
Vince Mendoza   Arranger
Rene Toledo   Duet
Eric Kaz   Composer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Kenny Ascher   Duet
Joel Dorn   Producer,Audio Production
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Gene Paul   Engineer
May Ann Topper   Package Concept
Jennifer A. Munson   Engineer
Scott Young   Engineer
Michael Kanan   Arranger,Duet
Joe Martin   Arranger
Amy Kwong   Art Direction
Ben London   overdub engineer,Overdub Vocal Coordinator,Sonic Solutions,Pro-Tools

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In the Sun 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is one of the rarest of talents that you will buy no matter what I or anyone else writes about her simply because her voice can take you places you thought never existed...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having purchased this CD at a live Jane Monheit performance I could hardly wait to get home and play it. This is by far her best CD yet. It was worth the price just to be able to hear "Once I Walked In the Sun" whenever I wish. It is the best song on an CD full of songs performed as only Jane Monheit can. Mel, rest in peace Jane is here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My dad, 78, was visiting me. We had purchased some CDs, and he had found some re-releases of his old favorites. In the course of our discussion while we listened, he lamented that people just didn't sing that way anymore. So, I slipped this CD on without warning him. When she started singing, Dad asked me in amazement, "WHO IS THIS?" She so musically lands on each note. Her control is so great, she makes it sound easy. And then, she steps back and lets the instrumentalists have fun (and shine.) What a gift she has... and what an opportunity We have to listen! Thank you, Ms. Monheit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the chance to see Jane Monheit in her brazilian tour earlier this year. She performed some songs that are now in this new release. Her powerful yet smooth voice, and her ''mis-en-scène'', will sure grant her the plce she deserves in the new jazz scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago