The Best of Dianne Reeves
 : The Best of Dianne Reeves

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by: Dianne Reeves

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Blue Note
EAN: 0724353586720
Feature: Shrink-wrapped
Item Dimensions: 3550020571
Label: Blue Note
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Blue Note
Model: 2127206
MPN: 1809060
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: January 29, 2002
Publisher: Blue Note
Release Date: January 29, 2002
Studio: Blue Note

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Disc 1:
  1. Better Days
  2. I Remember Sky
  3. You Taught My Heart To Sing
  4. Endangered Species
  5. Old Souls
  6. Nine
  7. Testify
  8. Love For Sale (Live)
  9. Afro Blue (Live)
  10. River (Live)
  11. Lullaby Of Birdland
  12. Misty
  13. Fascinating Rhythm
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Product Description:
During the same decade that saw the passing of so many great female jazz vocalists- Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and others- a handful of new singers arrived in the '90s to carry the torch into the future. One of the most significant singers to come into her own in the last ten years is Dianne Reeves. Blue Note focuses attention on Reeves' brilliant career with The Best of Dianne Reeves.

Two of the tunes on The Best of Dianne Reeves have never been released in the U.S. before: Dianne's stunning take on Joni Mitchell's "River," an out-take from her Grammy-winning CD, In The Moment-Live In Concert from 2000, and a sublime rendition of the Johnny Burke/Erroll Garner classic, "Misty," available only on the Japanese release of The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan from 2001.

The other songs, including several that Reeves co-penned, come from her extensive catalog of albums: Dianne Reeves (1987), I Remember (1991), Art and Survival (1994), Quiet After The Storm(1995) and Bridges(1999). The Best Of Dianne Reeves also includes "Fascinating Rhythm" from The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan, which is nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) at the 44th Annual GRAMMYs and is Reeves' 10th Blue Note album and 13th recording overall.
This collection summarizes vocalist Dianne Reeves's greatest hits from 1987 to 2001. A stunning contralto, Reeves was one of the best jazz-based singers to emerge from the late 20th century. This disc captures her wide musical palette. Of course, her biggest hit, "Better Days" (a.k.a. "The Grandma Song"), is included here. Reeves's love of Latin music shines through on her version of Mongo Santamaria's "Afro-Blue," and her ballad artistry illuminates "You Taught My Heart to Sing." Reeve's soul-wrenching composition "Endangered Species" shows off her spiritual side, and "Testify" showcases her uplifting aura. Also included are Reeves's passionate reading of Joni Mitchell's "River" and a heartfelt version of "Misty." Both are released here for the first time in the U.S. Add keyboardists Billy Childs, Mulgrew Miller, and George Duke, and you have a complete aural portrait of Dianne Reeves. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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