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Lazy Afternoon

Regina BelleAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 13, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Peak Records
  • ASIN: B0002A2W9K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,943 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The hit urban/jazz vocalist 2004 album features guest appearances from keyboardist George Duke, bassists Christian McBride & Alex Al, guitarists Ray Fuller & Dean Parks, drummer Gordon Campbell, & percussionist Lenny Castro. Includes the first single 'If I Ruled The World'.

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233 of 236 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoothjazz.com Review July 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Words that come to mind while listening to LAZY AFTERNOON, the latest from R&B/Jazz Diva Regina Belle are: exquisite, pure, delightful and enthralling. This new release on Peak Records is sure to hold the demanding attention of audiophiles with Ms. Belle's supremely divine voice, compelling song selection and the spacious, open recording style. This classy project, produced and arranged by George Duke,will be an instant hit with music enthusiasts everywhere who appreciate such a stellar performance. You may recall, Barbra Streisand had a similarly lush recording of songs from 'The Great American Songbook' back in 1975 surrounding the tune "Lazy Afternoon." Regina Belle with George Duke alongside, take on the great songs of the Isley Brothers, Jobim, the Gershwins, among others and simply spice up the arrangements a bit, then stay out of the way. It's with great ease and grace that this CD unfolds. The attention to detail is unbelievable... From the order of songs ("If I Ruled The World" seamlessly melts into "Corcovado"), to the consciousness of the instruments (Everette Harp's tasteful sax, Ray Fuller's sophisticated guitar, Lenny Castro's acclaimed percussion and of course, the articulate piano of George Duke). For some reason "For The Love Of You" is the most popular remake as of late, but nobody's putting it down like Regina with the Perry girls on harmonies. Also of note, the Gospel-tinged version of "Moanin'," the first-person version of "Try A Little Tenderness" and the kickin' it cool, title track. Get your copy today!
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great smooth jazz with competent vocals July 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've never really paid much attention to Regina Belle though there's no doubt that she's a gifted and competent singer. I bought her 1987 release "All By Myself" and her 1989 "Stay With Me" but then the 90s came. Given the kind of music Belle was popular for at the time, she just got swept clean off my radar in the wave of the likes of Janet, Mariah, Mary J and of course, Whitney.

Then my best friend told me about this album. My ears really didn't perk up until he mentioned that it was jazz-influenced and produced by George Duke. I didn't need to hear any more and I immediately placed my order.

It doesn't disappoint. Most of the album is made up of Broadway covers and standards and the issue with going this route - especially where standards are concerned - is that someone has obviously done them before you. So, for instance, for me, "Lazy Afternoon" will always mean Patti Austin, "Fly Me To The Moon" will always mean Frank Sinatra, "Corcovado" to me means Stan Getz, "The Man I Love" means Ella Fitzgerald, "Try A Little Tenderness" will always be All Jarreau's song and "For The Love Of You" will always be Whitney Houston's - or maybe, the Isley Brothers', depending on what mood I'm in. My point being, I think you need to be really, really good (apart from the aforementioned, think Diana Krall or maybe Michael Bublé) to make your own impression on a song that has come to be closely identified with someone else. Belle gives it her best shot here though and her interpretations are well crafted and sincere. Hers is not my favourite female vocal and even in this genre, I prefer the likes of Anita Baker or Rachelle Ferrell, but it's easy enough on the ear to make this collection of songs enjoyable.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the MUSIC matters....This album is timeless ! December 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It' s fair to say that the people of the Music Industry are a fickle bunch and often fully divided in their contrasting opinions of where lies the future of modern musical talent ( or , most of times , where is the gold mine which may exploited in the most profitable and commercial way ).

As rare as it is that these experts will agree on anything, it's interesting and refreshing to see that amongst them we currently have an artist that everybody is talking up with considerable acclaim as the modern reincarnation of Billie Holiday - the adorable and incomparable Regina Belle.

Of course the reason for this comparison is immediately apparent upon hearing this great lady's dulcet tones - soft, lilting, soulful, persuasive, immediately reminiscent of Lady Day but with a modern edge, it's the sort of liquid voice that soothes your brow and caresses your tired brain.

The 41 year old songstress has produced an album of soulful and sensual jazz covers that is just the perfect antidote to hectic modern life, leaving the listener wanting more..

This is a side of the artist that has been present in everything she ever recorded, and deserves the focus it receives here. In these dark times in the early 21st century, these are songs from the American songbook delivered by a true American original.

The highlights here are Ms. Belle's textbook reading of Tony Bennett's "Why Do People Fall In Love" and "If I Ruled The World", and her deeply moving version of the Gershwins' " The Man I Love " .

To sum up then, this palpable excitement is actually 100% pure diamond warranted - buy it now and tell your friends in a smug tone how you discovered it.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A REAL TREAT : JUST MAGNIFICENT. December 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's almost impossible to know where to turn at the moment if you are happy riding the wave of resurgent " accessible " jazz.

Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall and Michael Buble have all contributed to an upsurge in the popularity and the listenability of jazz. And you can add Regina Belle to the pile.

Belle is similar to Krall in that she doesn't only revisit jazz standards, and that she often takes quite big risks by completely reshaping a song, as a listen to the Gershwins' " The Man I Love" will amply confirm.

On the whole, the risk-taking pays out handsomely, with some excellent tracks, well-arranged and excellently performed.

The sublime Regina Belle has a prodigious jazz voice and has a backing band plainly in tune with where she wanted to take this album.

"Why Do People Fall In Love " is for me the stand-out track.

In an age of such mass produced commercial garbage in the music world it is unusual to come across such a great uncompromising honest album that works. Every track just hits the button.

Regina Belle is clearly a musical genius and will surely become a legend.

Well , she is already a LEGEND....

What a fantastic album!

I was recommended this by a friend and I just can't get enough of it. Regina's singing and phrasing is so exquisite, so moving and so enjoyable. This album is a genuine mix of styles and moods, all of which she combines masterfully.

This is one of those rare albums where you never have to use the skip button, as each track is such a joy, revealing something new on each listen.

Just magnificent - a real treat!

As it was to me, I strongly recommend you check this album out. It is not often you can claim to have found something fresh, new and exciting, but this album truly stands out. An absolute gem just waiting to be discovered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Amazing1
I loved this CD from top to bottom, as this is no one hit wonder, The price was right too.
Published 2 months ago by Tell Ya What!
5.0 out of 5 stars Sister with a voice
There are no words to describe what Regina, makes you feel, Lazy Afternoon, is a must have CD. Make sure you are coupled up when you listen to this one. Read more
Published 16 months ago by ELI
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening Makes for a Great Lazy Afternoon
The CD arrived earlier than expected and in the condition vendor promised! Regina Belle isn't just an R&B singer but a great jazz singer as well. Read more
Published on September 22, 2009 by Dale T. Jenkins
3.0 out of 5 stars OK music
The music on the Lazy Afternoon CD is good but not spectacular in my tastes. For me it is good as 'variety' music.
Published on April 21, 2009 by S. Gengler
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic voice
What's to say about Regina Belle? Her rich and controlled voice is perfect for jazz/blues. Lazy Afternoon is something I play while driving or doing housework, and the CD is... Read more
Published on July 15, 2008 by Anna Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product
I am very satisfied with the purchase that I made from Amazon. The product arrived as described. I would continue to shop Amazon and telling my friends to do the same.
Published on May 9, 2008 by C. Jeffries
5.0 out of 5 stars aahhhh, all that and more....
Cannot put into words the sultry sounds of vocal and jazz. Ms Regina will make you want to curl up into a warm blanket in front of a crackling fireplace. This CD is a keeper.
Published on February 14, 2008 by K. C.
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 minutes of sonic rapture
Why do record companies put so much of their money and energy into creating acts that are hugely, but only briefly, successful? Read more
Published on February 5, 2007 by Simran Kaur
5.0 out of 5 stars A wondrous piece of art from beginning to end.
An exceptionally talented singer, Regina Belle brings lustre and excitement to an attractive selection of standards. Read more
Published on January 18, 2007 by Amskeating
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly new music. Powerful and personal interpretations.
I have to admit that, at first listening, I found some aspects of Ms.Belle's interpretations of these pieces disorienting. Read more
Published on October 26, 2006 by Y. Dharnidharka
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