In the Sun [DualDisc]

In the Sun [DualDisc]

by Jane MonheitJane Monheit

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Overview

Jane Monheit's third album attempts to combine a number of elements: jazz standards, Brazilian repertoire, ballads lushly orchestrated by Alan Broadbent and Vince Mendoza, and even pop vehicles originally sung by Linda Ronstadt and Judy Collins. The young vocalist is usually at her best fronting a small combo; here one wishes she had relied more on her working band with pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Joe Martin, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, and drummer/husband Rick Montalbano. It is they who provide this record's most rewarding moments: Martin reharmonizes Ellington's "Just Squeeze Me"; Kanan presents a funky take on "Cheek to Cheek" and duets with Monheit on an unusually slow "Tea for Two." On these tracks one can hear Monheit taking vocal risks, testing her mettle with bluesy inflections and bold peaks in volume. Much of the rest of the album is closer to Streisand than Sarah Vaughan, however. The final four tracks bog down in slow tempos and a vanilla-syrup aesthetic; Monheit's Portuguese-language rendition of Ivan Lins' "Comecar de Novo" seems especially contrived. But her duet with guitarist Rene Toledo on "Chega de Saudade" is more convincing, and Lins' guest appearance on his own "Once I Walked in the Sun" provides some lilting harmonic tensions. [The album was also released in a Dual Disc format featuring surround sound and bonus multimedia content.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
Label: Imports
UPC: 0676628410325
catalogNumber: 8410325
Rank: 9564

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Monheit   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ivan Lins   Piano,Vocals
Vince Mendoza   Strings,Conductor,Harp,Brass,Woodwind
Rene Toledo   Percussion,Vocal 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
Jannelle Guillot   Voiceover
Rick Montalbano   Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Judy Collins   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Alan Broadbent   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Vince Mendoza   Arranger
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Eric Kaz   Composer
Libby Titus   Composer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Gene Paul   Pro-Tools,Sonic Supervisor
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jennifer A. Munson   Sonic Solutions
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Lee Gaines   Composer
Scott Young   Engineer
Michael Kanan   Arranger
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
Jane Monheit   Vocal Arrangements
Matthew Clark   Packaging
Amy Kwong   Art Direction
Rupesh Pattni   Graphic Design
Kristian Storli   Authoring
Randy Glenn   Product Development
Kehni Davis   Quality Control

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