Dianne Reeves: Love for Sale

Track

Love for Sale

Artist

Dianne Reeves (vocals)

CD

New Morning (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21533 2 0)

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Musicians:

Dianne Reeves (vocals),

David Torkanowsky (piano, synthesizer), Chris Severin (electric bass), Herlin Riley (drums)

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Composed by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour & Frank Eyton

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Recorded: Paris, May 14, 1997

Albumcoverdiannereeves-newmorning

Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

On this live track the interaction between Dianne Reeves and her rhythm section is tremendous. They shift speed without notice, the singer goes from words to scat with an incredible ease, and she lets her pianist and drummer improvise in a way that seems to flow naturally in the course of the performance, far from some of those formally announced solos. Above all, though they are tackling a song with meaningful words, their interpretation is based on rhythm more than on meaning. Yet their incredible rhythmic drive fits the re-harmonized melody like a glove, and makes sense too.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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