Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit - In The Sun (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 27, 2018
Jane Monheit - In The Sun (2002)

Jane Monheit - In The Sun (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: N-Coded Music, Warlock | # NC-4234-2 | 00:52:42

Having shown off her precocious jazz skills and love for old standards on her commercially eye-opening first two albums, the beautiful young star Jane Monheit is more relaxed and in her element on her third effort, which plays up her appeal as a pop chanteuse. Though she oversells the Eric Kaz-Libby Titus '70s rock classic "Love Has No Pride," and is too young to penetrate "Haunted Heart" (listen to Jo Stafford's 1947 version for some real chills), she brings a fresh vibrancy to "Just Squeeze Me" and "Cheek to Cheek," and acquits herself nicely with a pair of numbers by Brazilian tunesmith Ivan Lins. Best of all is her affecting, vocally pure rendering of Leonard Bernstein's "Some Other Time" (from the musical On the Town), featuring strings arranged by Alan Broadbent. Her accompanists include bassist Ron Carter, trumpeter Tom Harrell, drummer Kenny Washington, and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm.

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 7, 2015
David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:39:21
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Concord | # CRE 37135-02

On his 35th album as a leader, pianist and composer David Benoit changed up his game. Remarkably, 2 in Love is the very first time in his long career that he's worked with a vocalist on an entire album. His chosen collaborator is Jane Monheit, one of the most celebrated mainstream jazz singers. All but one of these ten songs are originals co-written with three different lyricists: Lorraine Feather, Mark Winkler, and Spencer Day. Produced by the pianist, 2 in Love was cut live in the studio – a daunting prospect for most contemporary vocalists. But Monheit is no ordinary singer. Check her delivery on the knotty, Latin-tinged opener "Barcelona Nights." She glides through the changes and imbues her canny phrasing with just a hint of samba, with each articulated syllable entrenched in the song's groove. The sultry passion in her utterance is complemented beautifully by Pat Kelly's nylon-string guitar in the bridge. The title track is a swinging bossa with charging piano and hand percussion. Monheit has demonstrated throughout her career that her grasp on the form is both expert and soulful.

Jane Monheit - The Season (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 22, 2018
Jane Monheit - The Season (2005)

Jane Monheit - The Season (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 287 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 126 MB | Covers Included | 41:25
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Epic | Catalog: 97721

Jane Monheit followed her 2004 Sony debut, Taking a Chance on Love, with the Christmas album The Season. It's an inevitable release. Monheit's star has risen consistently she's one of the darlings (or saviors) of contemporary vocal jazz alongside artists like Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones so something as pretty and easily salable as The Season ensures even more name recognition.

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 7, 2018
Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:13
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Standarts | Label: Concord | # CRE-31197-02

The beautifully subtle pop/jazz vocalist has been one of the great old souls of music since launching her recording career after winning the first runner up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition. But she celebrated the significant chronological milestone of passing 30 while making this graceful and exquisite album. Beyond that, Monheit also celebrates her new motherhood to son Jack, and that's what inspired the inclusion of the always welcome "Rainbow Connection"; she sings the charming song – and its lyrics that inspired the name of the recording – to Jack all the time. At home, however, it doesn't have the exquisite Gil Goldstein accordion touch that makes this one of the best renditions ever. Goldstein arranged many of the tracks, but one of the most exciting jazzy turns, Monheit's swinging, swaggering "Get Out of Town," was done by pianist Michael Kanan, who was part of the ensemble that recorded half of these tracks while the singer was still pregnant. In many ways, then, this 13-track collection is a chronicle of the singer pre- and post-motherhood – and all something that Jack will be proud of as he grows older. As always, the key to a great interpreter's project is the choice of material, and Monheit makes interesting picks, ranging from a wistful take on Paul Simon's "I Do It for Your Love" to Fiona Apple's dark and haunting "Slow Like Honey" and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Like a Star".

Jane Monheit - Taking A Chance On Love (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2018
Jane Monheit - Taking A Chance On Love (2004)

Jane Monheit - Taking A Chance On Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 92495 | Time: 00:51:45

While the early 2000s bore witness to a bevy of youthful standards singers with earnestly traditional vocals, New Yorker Jane Monheit preceded Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Katie Melua et al. She wowed the jazz world when she was barely out of her teens with her 2000 debut, NEVER NEVER LAND, and quickly ascended to stardom. Monheit's fourth record, 2004's TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE, expresses her love for movie musicals of the 1930s and '40s. From both Monheit's song choices and the fervor she pours into these selections, it's virtually impossible to challenge the sincerity of her affection. Monheit opens by finding a truly original, offbeat angle to the oft-visited Fats Waller classic "Honeysuckle Rose" and continues to connect throughout the 11 subsequent tracks. She teams up with the aforementioned Michael Buble on a charged version of the always-lively "I Won't Dance" and finds every ounce of sultriness in "Why Can't You Behave?" and "Dancing in the Dark." As with most of the acclaimed jazz stylists of her day, Monheit possesses incredible vocal shrewdness, but it is her almost spiritual connection to the tunes of a bygone era that clearly sets her apart.

Jane Monheit - Come Dream With Me (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 4, 2018
Jane Monheit - Come Dream With Me (2001)

Jane Monheit - Come Dream With Me (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:47
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Contemporary Jazz | Label: N-Coded Music/Warlock | # NC-4219-2

Jane Monheit's sophomore outing follows in the same accessible mold as her debut, Never Never Land. The young, fairly green vocalist is joined again by all-star musicians, including renowned pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Greg Hutchinson, with Michael Brecker and Tom Harrell making a handful of guest appearances each. Closing the album on a surprising note, African phenom Richard Bona joins for an intimate duo rendition of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," playing acoustic guitar accompaniment and overdubbing fretless bass filigree behind Monheit's vocal. Monheit's exquisite voice is becoming more seasoned and expressive, particularly on sassier numbers like "Hit the Road to Dreamland" and "I'm Through with Love." She also wraps her seductive charm around Jobim's swaying free-association poem "Waters of March" and takes on two of jazz's grand ballads, Billy Strayhorn's "Something to Live For" and Fran Landesman's "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most." The latter, a duet with Kenny Barron, prompts one to compare and contrast Chaka Khan's rendition with Chick Corea on 1982's Echoes of an Era. "Blame It on My Youth," "I'll Be Seeing You," and "Over the Rainbow" are pleasant but less remarkable.

Jane Monheit - Never Never Land (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 2, 2018
Jane Monheit - Never Never Land (2000)

Jane Monheit - Never Never Land (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/N-Coded Music/Warlock | # 509476-2, 5094762000 | Time: 00:46:20
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Contemporary Jazz

Never Never Land is the debut album by jazz singer Jane Monheit, recorded when she was 22-years-old. At AllMusic, critic David Adler wrote that her voice on this album was "as close to flawless as a human can get". She was accompanied by jazz musicians Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter, Hank Crawford, and Kenny Barron. The album includes cover versions of the standards "More Than You Know", "My Foolish Heart", and "Twisted".

Jane Monheit - Surrender (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
Jane Monheit - Surrender (2007)

Jane Monheit - Surrender (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included | 00:49:55
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Contemporary Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Concord | # CCD-30309

At once crisply assertive and lovingly sensual, vocalist Jane Monheit is the jazz equivalent of the young and charming grade school teacher you secretly nurtured a crush on. A sophisticated bombshell of a performer with a voice that is, like her appearance, voluptuous and flawlessly pretty, Monheit has garnered well-earned comparisons to such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and the goddess of vocal pop, Barbra Streisand. In that sense, her sixth studio album, Surrender, is, at first glance, not dissimilar from her past work. Recorded with her working combo including husband and drummer Rick Montalbano, Surrender is a ballads-heavy album that features a mix of jazz standards, reworked pop tunes, and several bossa nova numbers. What is different is the focus and presentation of Monheit. Rather than featuring her here simply as a singer fronting a jazz band, Surrender is a cinematic showcase, a Broadway-sized coming-out party that finds Monheit's voice framed against sweeping orchestration and glossy, Technicolor arrangements. This is Monheit the vocal diva, the superstar.
David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:21 minutes | 892 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. 2 In Love shows other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. Features vocalist Jane Monheit, the GRAMMY-nominated, cool-toned chanteuse from New York, who burst on the scene in 1998 as the first runner-up in the Thelonious Monk International Vocalist Competition.
The David Benoit Trio feat. Jane Monheit - Believe (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The David Benoit Trio feat. Jane Monheit - Believe (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:58 minutes | 804 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In January of 2015, the GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit, a founding father of contemporary jazz, and Jane Monheit, the First-Runner-Up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk International Vocalist Competition who soars through and above the genres of jazz, Broadway, standards and pop, recorded 2 In Love. Released on June 16th, 2015 on Concord Records, this stunning, critically acclaimed collaboration paved the way for the duo’s follow-up.