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When You Know

Dianne ReevesAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 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 (April 15, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B0014ZFM0I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 release, her first Blue Note album of new material in five years. The four-time Grammy winner is an exceptional American Jazz singer, known more for her live performances than her albums. She is considered one of the most important contemporary Jazz singers. Dianne Reeves was the first singer signed to the newly reactivated Blue Note label in 1987, Reeves states, "Blue Note is so supportive of its artists. There are so many unique voices here, and we have the freedom to document our music as we grow artistically." 10 tracks.

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dianne Reeves returns with a mixed bag. April 22, 2008
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In total contrast with Dianne's last release, the all-jazz soundtrack for the 1950s-set film "Good Night And Good Luck", this album is a rather strange mix of pop, soul, funk, R'n'B and jazz - with the American singer's creamy and elegant vocals the only common thread.
She is such a monumental performer that her powers sometimes overwhelm her material - as if only the most ecstatic, tragic or visionary lyrics can withstand a broadside of this multi Grammy-winner's technique.
"When You Know" reveals a mature, restrained, subtle and dazzlingly musical Reeves, with players and arrangements so good that even the overworn "The Windmills of Your Mind" sounds transformed.
This is an album of love songs, which might not appeal to those for whom lines like "loving you ... is more than just a dream come true" occasion a touch of queasiness. But if anything can win smooth jazz a reprieve, it's this - though it's too full of surprises to warrant the "smooth" label.
There's probably something in here for everyone, but it may struggle to sustain jazz fans' interest, and the rather disconcerting effect is of listening to a radio whose channels are being changed every few minutes.
Album's highlights: "Lovin' You", "Social Call" and 'Midnight Sun".

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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"There is a Gustav Klimt painting I had seen at the Belvedere in Vienna of a young woman moving through life. I remember loving the various depictions of the phases of her life from innocence to increasing maturity. In a similar way, this album progresses through songs which celebrate different phases of love, in much the same way our notions of love change as we move through time." ~ Dianne Reeves ~

Multi-Grammy winner Dianne Reeves latest offering, "When You Know," was released just over a month ago under Blue Note, a prestigious company well-known for its quality and reliable jazz recordings. This adds prestige to the album's marketability among the new releases in the genre of vocal jazz. So you can't go wrong - it is a sure winner.

Some of the finest studio musicians who have impressed me over the years lend support to Ms. Reeves and lovingly combined their creative talents to make this album as equally remarkable as her other albums, and these are guitarists Russell Malone (electric) and Romero Lubambo (acoustic), piano players George Duke and Billy Childs, among many others.

Through the years, Ms. Reeves has proven her sublime artistry through her bestselling albums, some of which has garnered Grammy nominations and awards, and not to mention the steady stream of fans who have supported her body of work.

According to Ms. Reeves, "creating and recording this album was not a labor of love ... it was just love." It truly shows the love and creativity that she injected into the material most especially two of my favorite songs in the Seventies - a beautiful and once-very-popular song from Minnie Riperton, "Lovin' You" and The Temptations' "Just My Imagination.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dianne Ponders the Experience of Love May 22, 2008
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It was a long five years waiting for a new Dianne Reeves CD. However, after spending this last month listening to WHEN YOU KNOW, over and over again, it was well worth the wait. Beautiful, clear, impeccable, Dianne's voice is one of the finest, and I mean that for all time. Dianne can stand next to Ella, Nina, Billie, Sarah and all the rest of them, and will be remembered as one of greatest vocalists in jazz music.

There is a theme to WHEN YOU KNOW: A woman's perspective of Love in all its stages and its many--and often contradictory--feelings. It's an album celebrating the different phases of love in a woman's life, from giddy naivete to seasoned knowledge.

Produced by George Duke and backed by some of the cream of contemporary jazz (among others, Billy Childs, Geoff Keezer, Steve Wilson, Romero Lubambo, Russell Malone, Antonio Sanchez, Lenny Castro, Karen Briggs), I can't choose one song to highlight, because each showcases Dianne's nuance and phrasing as a vocalist, and all play an integral part in the CD's overarching concept.

In my opinion, this is Dianne Reeve's best work to date. One word suffices to describe this woman and her work, that word is beauty.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best April 20, 2008
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It's been a while since I've gotten this excited about one of Dianne Reeves's studio recordings. I've attended her concerts at least once a year and, as so many others have commented, found the experience of hearing her live overshadows her studio sessions completely. Nothing since the album Bridges (1999) has come close to the kind of emotional and musical epiphany of experiencing her live. . . Until now.

There are quite a few live Dianne Reeves recordings available (including Live in Montreal and In the Moment: Live in Concert) which, along with seeing her live, have kept me hooked over the years. But her studio work since Bridges has been, I feel, more mainstream and less personal. "When You Know" harks back to the kind of album Bridges was: an eclectic selection of songs from many genres, with one original song ("Today Will Be a Good Day", inspired by her mother), some soaring straight ahead jazz scat singing, and an emotional flow from the first track to the last that creates the feeling of a story being told.

In fact, if you listen very closely, you'll hear some very sly lyrical references slipped into to certain tracks that link them more closely to each other. This is sort of in the vein of the Frank Sinatra "themed" albums, but much more personal and idiosyncratic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good tunes, sung by a classy singer.
I like Reeves' style. The used CD was a good bargain donated by a library. I'd like more of these.
Published 5 months ago by Carol Hamilton
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was supposed it were
Dianne Reeves is an excellent singer. I appreciated her jazz performances and albums (bluenote). Unfortunately this album cannot be classified as a jazz album, according to my... Read more
Published on December 23, 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
Reeves' beautiful voice is well featured here. Midnight Sun AOK. The surprise cut about Have a Good Day, Gonna Make It That Way (not the title) was terrific. Read more
Published on June 4, 2009 by Rosalinda Psolka
3.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day
Dianne looks and sounds great, but you have to wonder why she is covering such puff pieces as "Lovin' You" and "Windmills of Your Mind. Read more
Published on January 24, 2009 by James Ferguson
3.0 out of 5 stars voice still in best form
Dianne Reeves "When You Know" again demonstrates her vocal abilities but I have to say, the songs are a little too standard. Read more
Published on October 1, 2008 by M. Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Decompress With Dianne Reeves
I saw the talented Dianne Reeves in concert for the first time in late June, and she sang about 75% of the cuts from this album which prompted me to buy it. Read more
Published on August 17, 2008 by Christine Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars what a gorgeous voice!
Ms. Reeves voice constantly impresses me - her range is miraculous - while all of her CD's are wonderful this one is positively joyous...
Published on June 24, 2008 by redcurlygirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enoyable
I enjoy playing this CD while sitting in my chair with a good book and a glass of red wine.
Published on June 13, 2008 by Beverly Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this woman
I have been a lover of this woman's music since Cannonball Adderley introduced her at the 1968 Hampton Jazz Festival. Read more
Published on June 9, 2008 by Elijah Toney
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the Singer; But....
Dianne Reeves is one of the best non-classical singers on the planet, and nothing in this album shakes my opinion in that regard. Read more
Published on June 8, 2008 by Rick Cornell
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