Schuur, Diane

Jazzheads, 2020CD
Instrument: FEMALE VOCAL

Issue: 26.2

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

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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Score: 84
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O’s Notes: Diane Schuur has one of the best jazz blues voices: resounding, rich and honey coated. Sure it’s changed over time but tonal accuracy and soul remain in tact with unprecedented story-telling ability. Guitarist Thom Rotella is on his A-game with complimentary liquid melodies on “The Danger Zone” while trumpeter Kyle Palmer takes the spotlight on ”All Blues”. Co-producer Ernie Watts (sax) compliments Schuur throughout the set as she shares the spotlight generously. But this is Schuur’s set and she is in classic form notably on “There Is Always One More Time”, “Chicken” and “Way Over Yonder”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services