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Dianne Reeves

Dianne ReevesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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DIANNE REEVES is among the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world. In her first studio album in five years, Reeves delivers what is destined to become a soul-jazz classic. The album, Beautiful Life, also marks a new relationship with Concord Records —which is not entirely new: Reeves was featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good ... Read more in Amazon's Dianne Reeves Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B00000DQUE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mature jazz from a sophisticated soul July 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It doesn't happen often enough, but every once in a while a new jazz singer will emerge with all of the classic elements associated with the genre: stellar phrasing, authentic emotion, tasteful inflection, and expertise at selecting appropriate material. Such elements are on hand for Dianne Reeves' self-titled 1987 debut.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a smoother, classier reading of the jazz chestnut "Yesterdays," and the frantically-paced "That's All" features some of the best scatting this side of Ella Fitzgerald. Especially impressive is her reading of "I Got it Bad and That Ain't Good," as Reeves lets her voice caress the lyric with a light touch. A less instinctual vocalist might have attacked the entire post-solo second bridge, but Dianne builds to a belt only when the lyrics read "crying my heart out," accenting just the right moment.
This isn't to say traditionally-arranged standards is where Reeves begins and ends, however; a true master can take on a pop-flavored piece and twist, turn, and innovate until the end result is undeniably jazz, and Dianne proves her mettle on Herbie Hancock's "Harvest Time," Stevie Wonder's "Never Said (Chan's Song)," and the sweetly sentimental "Better Days." Additionally, "Sky Islands" (which Reeves co-wrote) has a multi-layered feel...part samba, part fusion, and all gorgeous.
But to get the entire picture of Reeves' vocal range, look no further than the intoxicating ballad "I'm OK"...as she opens the piece, singing "the winters of my life/they've been around so long..." it's clear that we are witnessing the arrival of an artist who knows her way around a lyric.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of D's Best! June 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although I haven't heard all of D's work, I've heard a lot. Out of all that I've heard, this one is clearly her best. Her silky full dynamic voice epitimizes the definition of a true Soprano with range. In addition to her vocal skills, the lyrical content is top notch. If you're a fan of D's, this CD is a must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Days January 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
THIS SONG AND ALBUM IS THE BEST JAZZ CD THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD! DIANNE REEVES IS AWESOME! I HEARD THIS SONG BACK IN 1987 BOUGHT IT AND PLAYED IT UNTIL IT WOULD NOT PLAY AGAIN. NOW IT HAS POPED IN MY HEAD AGAIN AND I CAN NOT STOP SINGING IT. I COULD NOT FIND THIS CD ANYWHERE, MY HUSBAND RECOMMENNDED THAT I CHECK HERE AND IT HERE! YESSSSSSS FOR THE 30 SOMETHING AGE GROUP AND BEYOND, I THINK WILL HAVE AN ENJOYABLE TIME LISTENING TO THIS CD WITH CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS:)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps blowing and blowing May 22, 2001
By Ken
Format:Audio CD
This is the CD that made me a fan of Miss Reeves. The remake of here own "Better Days" is the best song. She uses her writing skills at best on "Sky Island" a song that takes you in song to a Jazzy Island. "I Got It Bad" take you back to a time when jazz was all heart yet, keeps you in tune with todays influences. I had the chance to see her do a tribute to Carman McCray singing "Yesterday". This version is great but nothing comes close to he live shows. This Cd is a must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Singer's Singer August 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
First let me say, what a voice. Beautiful clean blissful. A joy to hear and so relaxing. Jazz has another in a long line of beautiful female voices, a pure voice singer, with the ability to sing a solo without the accompaniment of music.

One gets the feeling of a well educated voice, and without the need for special effects, as a cover when ones voice breaks down, or is out of its range. No stressing here, just a singer who uses her voice to its fullest extent, without going overboard. A three dimensional singer.

Though this may be her first check out all her work, give all her CDs a listening, download, or run out and purchase a copy of good music, without the fluff, and special effects, that is if you like good music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best and the brightest April 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is a rare album. "Better Days" is a hauntingly soulful ballads with a hook that just won't let go. And "Chan's Song" is a beautifully crafted vocal rendition of Herbie Hancock's masterpiece. I had this album as a cassette tape years ago, and wore out the magnetism. Now I think I'll have to get it on CD. Just can't live without it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dianne Reeves is great and a quality LP May 12, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Great music. The quality of the LP was very good. There was some minor snap, crackle and pop on side 1 which was only noticeable during quiet passages. On side 2 there was just one loud pop. Otherwise it was a very clean LP.
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