June 26, 2015 – 3:49 pm

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Germany 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Women-In-Emotion. Live at the Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany; March 18, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

In February 2015, US vocalist Dianne Reeves won her fifth Grammy (Best Jazz Vocal) with Beautiful Life. Here are some excerpts from an interview with londonjazznews.com:

LJN: [Drummer] Terri Lyne Carrington - how did it come about that she produced this album?

Dianne Reeves: A lot of that had to do with her record that she won a Grammy for - Mosaic. I’m on that record and I was doing a series of performances. I was telling her while we were on the road my idea for my new record. She started sending ideas that were very, very cool. I thought, ‘You know. It’d be great to work together on this.’ I asked her would she produce it, and she said yes.

Latin music - does that go back to your time singing with Sergio Mendes?

Even before then. It was very early on. There were a lot of really great records, like Dizzy Gillespie working with a lot of Cuban musicians. I found out about Brazilian music through Wayne Shorter - all the great jazz musicians, my cousin George Duke, all of them. You know, we were working around the world. Those were my first World Music experiences through jazz musicians - Sarah Vaughan, everybody. And then when I moved to Los Angeles early on, I had the chance to work and record with this group Caldera. And made a lot of lifelong friends from that experience, two being George and Eduardo Del Barrio from Argentina. So that whole thing had always been a part of my life. Then much later I ended up working with Sergio Mendes and Tito Puente.

And African music - that’s been a big part of your singing?

I don’t know that it’s African - I call it Ancestral, because I could never tell you where these references come from - I just let them be, always obeying the things that are in my heart to sing.

The standards - I loved the arrangement of “Stormy Weather” on the new album - did you do that?

Yeah, me and my piano player. That whole thing came about when I was doing this thing for the Thelonious Monk Institute. They wanted me to do something with Wayne Shorter. So I wanted something - me and my pianist got together really quick. We came up with this arrangement so that it would feature him the way I was hearing him, in a kind of openness. Wayne Shorter is just so brilliant, you just want to hear him. It doesn’t matter, he plays one note, then it’s like - wow!

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Thanks to Tomyoungster for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Martin Zeman, posted at mestohudby.cz - Thanks!

FM (Nordwestradio; analog cable) - Audacity - xACT

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Disc 1
Track 101. Summertime (George Gershwin) 13:37 (22.9MB)
Track 102. Dreams (Stevie Nicks) 9:22 (15.7MB)
Track 103. Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler) 9:50 (16.5MB)
Track 104. One For My Baby (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer) 11:59 (20.1MB)
Track 105. That’s All (Alan Brandt/Bob Haymes) 8:42 (14.6MB)
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Beautiful (trad) 7:28 (12.5MB)
Track 202. I’m In Love Again (Lee Coleman/Schluger) 6:47 (11.4MB)
Track 203. Tango du jour (Dianne Reeves) 21:37 (36.3MB)
Track 204. Satiated (Terri Lyne Carrington) 10:30 (17.7MB)
Track 205. You Taught My Heart To Sing (Alfred McCoy Tyner/Sammy Cahn) 4:57 (8.3MB)
52 mins

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  1. One Response to “DIANNE REEVES - GERMANY 2015”

  2. appreciate your choice a lot,this is exellent,i discovered her
    with the soundtrack of “goodnight and goodluck”,oh man,what a
    thank you bigo :)

    By easy on Jun 26, 2015

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