Never Never Land [DualDisc]

Never Never Land [DualDisc]

by Jane MonheitJane Monheit


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Jane Monheit, at 22-years-old, has made a stunning debut with the help of some of the finest players in the world: Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, David "Fathead" Newman, Hank Crawford, and Bucky Pizzarelli. From her first entrance on the supremely swinging "Please Be Kind," Monheit makes clear that she's the boss, even in such illustrious company. Her voice is about as close to flawless as a human can get, yet she's never coldly technical or aloof. While she's perfectly comfortable with the medium swing tempos of "More Than You Know," "Save Your Love for Me," and "Twisted," as well as the Latin groove of "My Foolish Heart," it is the ballads that really showcase Monheit's gift. If you don't get goose bumps listening to "Detour Ahead," "Never Let Me Go," and "Dindi," you probably don't have a pulse. The somewhat nostalgic thrust of Monheit's repertoire and style might prove a liability over time. In this sense, the equally young Claudia Acuña, who has displayed considerable arranging and writing chops, is a step ahead of her. Yet Monheit's budding musical adventurousness is made evident by her subtle vocal overdubs toward the end of "Dindi." Her revelatory approach to classic songs is highlighted by her a cappella performance of the seldom-heard introductory verse to "I've Got It Bad." But on future albums, lest she fall into a retro rut, she'll need to work on realizing her potential as a musical risk taker. [The album was also issued in a DualDisc format, featuring surround sound and bonus multimedia content.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
Label: Imports
UPC: 0676628414026
catalogNumber: 8414026
Rank: 65777


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Monheit   Primary Artist
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Lewis Nash   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
David "Fathead" Newman   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jannelle Guillot   Voiceover

Technical Credits

Herb Ellis   Composer
Wardell Gray   Composer
Annie Ross   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Peter Eldridge   Arranger
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Gene Paul   Sonic Supervisor
Jule Styne   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
David Berkman   Arranger
Chris Haynes   Engineer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Tom Schick   Engineer
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
Jane Monheit   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Billy Rose   Composer
Kristian Storli   Authoring
Kehni Davis   Quality Control
Greg Deutelbaum   Direction,Product Development

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