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Tenderness

Al JarreauAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively), Al Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, WI, on March 12, 1940. The son of a vicar, he earned his first performing experience singing in the church choir. After receiving his master's degree in psychology, Jarreau pursued a career as a social worker, but eventually he decided to ... Read more in Amazon's Al Jarreau Store

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  • Audio CD (May 24, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: May 24, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B000002MMU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mas Que Nada
2. Try A Little Tenderness
3. Your Song
4. My Favorite Things
5. She's Leaving Home
6. Summertime
7. We Got By
8. Save Your Love For Me
9. You Don't See Me
10. Wait For The Magic
11. Dinosaur
12. Go Away Little Girl (Boy)

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For "Tenderness," singer Al Jarreau combined the best aspects of the studio and a live setting. He invited not only an allstar band but also a small audience of fans and friends into an L.A. studio. The result is the best possible environment for an Al Jarreau album. He responds with the fluid, ornamental vocal lines he's famous for. He does a fine job with the snaking rhythms of Jorge Ben's standard "Més que mada" and with the sentimental hook of Goffin & King's "Go Away Little Girl." Jarreau still can't resist the temptation to sing three notes where one will do; this is especially obvious on his overly cluttered duet with opera diva Kathleen Battle on Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." --Geoffrey Himes

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent songs, wonderful band, outstanding job October 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Al jarreau does not sing the songs. He interpretes and fells them. As a brazilian, I feel he's done a great job singing "Mas que nada" in perfect Portuguese (!), swinging like a native born and grown brazilian guy. It is an indispensable CD if you want to listen to good music, relax and fell the atmosphere. Please, don't forget to dim out the lights...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot And Soothing! June 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
There is no one quite like Al Jarreau. What a unique voice he has and he displays it beautifully on this Live Video. Backed by some of the industries best musicians, Al takes us on a musical journey from the past to present, leaving you well satisfied. Check out his rendetion of "Summertime" and a new classic "Dinosaurs". He's Hot and yet so Soothing!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "My Gift Is My Song . . . And This One's For You" March 18, 2008
Format:Audio CD
It's always nice to listen to a recording from Al Jarreau with his team of creative musicians pulling together their best efforts to make a dozen of performances truly stand out and have a tremendous impact to the ears of the listeners. This is especially true with this remarkable album released in 1994, "Tenderness." All the tracks were recorded in a live setting at Los Angeles studio, with the exception of "My Favorite Things," which was recorded in New York City. This is one of my absolute favorites from my music collection and my second Al Jarreau recording after Breakin' Away. I love its well-chosen material filled with some of the best songs ever written, to name a few, "My Favorite Things," a duet featuring Kathleen Battle who does a Julie Andrews-esque performance, "Try A Little Tenderness," "Summertime," "Your Song," "Wait For The Magic" and "Mas Que Nada."

Thanks to the combined talents of Al Jarreau (vocals), David Sanborn (alto sax), Joe Sample (piano), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Steve Gadd (drums), Eric Gale (guitar), Paulinho da Costa (percussion), Marcus Miller (producer/keyboard/arranger) and many others involved in this project for making it as one of the best jazz albums ever recorded. Mr. Jarreau, a multi-Grammy awardee who possesses a unique and one of the most recognizable voices in the history of vocal jazz, interprets the material with such "tenderness," dedication, love and respect to the songwriters' art. His remarkable deliveries are some of the best ever interpretations for these timeless songs. One of my top favorites is a popular song by Elton John, "Your Song," which he co-wrote with Bernie Taupin.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This live album showcases Jarreau's versatility as a jazz and pop vocalist, including a heart-melting rendition of his ballad "We Got By" and a beautiful performance of "My Favorite Things" featuring soprano Kathleen Battle. He takes on a number of Broadway and jazz standards here, including "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" and a sprightly, energized version of "Mas Que Nada". Jarreau fans need this album in their collections; for everyone else, it's a good way to hear a master of vocalese at work in the raw.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Al Jarreau- A Living Legend May 19, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Once again Al Jarreau proves himself to be one of the foremost voices in the music industry and THE consumate musician with his album and Live video TENDERNESS.
This video is 60 minutes of pure artistry and musicianship comprised of the creme de la creme of the music industry supporting one of the greatest assets Jazz, R&B and Pop music has ever seen. Owners of the TENDERNESS CD will really appreciate the fact that most of the performances on the Video are of different takes than the ones that exist on the album; showcasing, in my opinion, one of the most amazing facets of Jarreau's performing: his ability to make the same song a completely different musical experience no matter how many times he has performed it.
Al Jarreau will always be at the top of my list as one of the best vocalists of our time, and I guarantee the same for your list if you view this Video for yourself! Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You MUST try a little Tenderness... May 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
In 'You Don't See Me' he's a fully-fledged percussion section; in 'Summertime' he's both sweet and violent; in 'Your Song' he's sincere; in 'Try a Little Tenderness' he's soooo sensual; in 'My Favourite Things' he's the strawberry to Kathleen Battle's champagne... is there nothing Al Jarreau can't do? This is one amazing album - a wonderful collection of some of the best tunes from a generation, carefully crafted into completely new artforms. And he sure knows how to pick his collaborators - Marcus Miller and Co make for a stunning line-up of muzos, and there's not a note out of place.
A warm, inviting album that will surprise you with every new playing. This is essential listening!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album April 20, 2003
By Doggy82
Format:Audio CD
What can i say:
Al Jarreau
Steve Gadd
Marcus Miller
David Sanborn
I love this album - i really really love it.
Music in perfection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Diamond in the Rough... June 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Not a well publicised CD but if you like Al Jarreau-old skool, you must get this one. I think this is one of his best, if not THE BEST CD Al has made. It is vintage Al Jarreau, with all of my old favorites. I cannot get enough of this one. Highly recommend it if you like the Al Jarreau of yester-year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Replacing. my broken one
I love it. I brought the use to replaced, my old one. I have great sound. I can't tell the difference.
Published 1 month ago by Tangie Valmon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Discovered Gem
This album has been around a long time but is new to me. If you love good music with lyrics that mean something you will not be disappointed with this purchase. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Claire Madison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Al Jarreau is one of my favourites and this album is one of his best. Despite it's age, it has lots of value and it brings the jazzy side of him to the front!
Published 7 months ago by Karsten
5.0 out of 5 stars Tenderness-Al Jarreau
I have been an Al Jarreau fame since his recording of "We Got By." The first time I got the Al Jarreau experience was during a viewing of The Dinah Shore Show one afternoon... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Maxga325
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Music
This is one of the best albums I have ever heard. Every track is uniquely performed as only the genius of Al Jarreau can provide. Read more
Published 16 months ago by LAJenk
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great CD from Al Jarreau.
Long after I bought the Laserdisc version of this title (which contains fewer tracks and commentaries from Al and the producer Marcus Miller in the middle of the performances), I... Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by Perboir Moreira Filho
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This !
One of Al Jarreau's best. I have a picture taken with him when he visited the Virgin Islands. Wish I had heard this CD before his appearance here in order to make requests. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by A. Bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
Aside from Kathleen Battle's abuse of vibrato on one track, I really enjoy this cd. It is more heavy on ballads and mellow songs, but there are a couple booty movin' tunes as... Read more
Published on October 3, 2011 by Adam Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly the Greatest music ever made by any human.
In the book of Psalms David said that God made humans a little lower than angels,but i say he made one exception he give brother Al the same vocal skills as those celestrial... Read more
Published on April 23, 2010 by Hudson G TANNIS
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic cd
It is a wonderful C D I have been look for it for along time
Published on April 8, 2010 by David Haskins
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