Monheit, Jane

N-Coded, 2002CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 8.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4-
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Jane’s soft vocals are like butterflies fluttering in the breeze. She continues to strengthen her signature as a jazz singer. In The Sun combines swinging ballads like Ellington’s “Just Squeeze Me” with the bossa nova beats of “Chega De Saudade” and a bouncy arrangement of “Cheek To Cheek” before moving to heart-felt ballads like “Haunted Heart”. Bassist Ron Carter, Ivan Lins (p, vocals), Joel Fram (sax) and drummer Kenny Washington sure up the background music to make this an enjoyable set.