Jane Monheit’s ‘The Heart of the Matter’

Jane Monheit’s ‘The Heart of the Matter’ is her eighth studio album released on April 16, 2013 by Emarcy / Universal.

Track Listing : 1.Until It’S Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie) – 06:00 . 2.Depende De Nós (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins) – 04:32 . 3.Little Man You’Ve Had A Busy Day (Al Hoffman / Maurice Sigler / Mabel Wayne) – 05:16 . 4.Two Lonely People (Carol Hall) – 04:53 . 5.A Gente Merece Ser Feliz (Ivan Lins / Paulo Pinheiro) – 05:27 . 6.Golden Slumbers/Long And Winding Road (John Lennon / Paul Mccartney) – 07:19 . 7.When She Loved Me (Randy Newman) – 02:54 . 8.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé) – 04:22 . 9.Close (Larry Goldings / Cliff Goldmember) – 04:19 . 10.Night Night Stars (Jane Monheit) – 03:08 . 11.I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael / Jane Brown Thompson) – 04:12 . 12.Sing (Joe Raposo) – 05:13

Musicians : Jane Monheit – Vocals (Background) . Gil Goldstein – Accordion, Piano (Electric), Conductor . Michael Kanan – Piano . Neal Miner – Bass . Dave Eggar – Cello . Richard Locker – Cello . Rick Montalbano – Drums . Barry Crawford – Flute (Alto) . Kathleen Nester – Flute (Alto) . Sheryl Henze – Flute (Bass) . Romero Lubambo – Guitar . Rogerio Boccato – Percussion

Production : Produced By Gil Goldstein . Tyler Hartmann – Engineer . Charlie Kramsky – Engineer . Mike Bauer – Assistant Engineer

Package : Tim Conway – Hair Stylist . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Timothy Saccenti – Photography

Recorded 2012 – 2013.

Released On April 16, 2013 By Emarcy / Universal.

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LA Artist Beat
Listening to this album before reading anything about it, I formed my own impressions of the selections and her interpretations. Then, after reading the press releases and speaking with Monheit, it became easy to understand why this jazz album succeeds. Primarily, it’s all about lyrics, lyricsand more lyrics […]

Computer Audiophile
Content wise, I found this over-produced and a bit of a snoozer (think early 70’s strings, flutes, etc.). I’m not sure I’ll be queuing this one up many times, but I did enjoy the experience of listening to it. One track that I really liked was “Born to Be Blue” and another one that caught my attention was “Long and Winding Road.” The Spanish tracks were pretty cool, but I hard a hard time relating to the bossa theme listening to Jane, it didn’t compute for me. Most of the other tracks were lullabye or soft love songs. She seems to be in a good place in her life now and the music is all about love. […]

allmusic
One minute she’s dazzling you with her resonant bebop-ready chops and the next she’s making you cry with a single verse of a ballad. On her ninth studio album, 2013’s Heart of the Matter, Monheit brings all of her gifts to bear on a set of mature, heartfelt songs that rank among her best. […]

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