Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2

Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2

by Dena DeRoseDena DeRose




Dena DeRose is one of a handful of jazz artists who is equally talented as both a vocalist and pianist. Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2 is drawn from the same 2007 shows as the first volume, with the capable rhythm section of bassist Martin Wind and drummer Matt Wilson (who have worked together a good bit, especially with pianist Bill Mays). Right away she sets herself apart from many vocalists by tackling the subtle ballad "The Ruby and the Pearl," delivering a heartfelt vocal with simmering piano. She adds a bit of playful scat to her jaunty performance of Benny Carter's "When Lights Are Low," while tackling Johnny Frigo's "Detour Ahead" as a breezy bossa nova. DeRose omits the piano entirely from her moving take of the bittersweet standard "I Fall in Love Too Easily," backed solely by Wind. DeRose gets a bit tickled in several places during "Laughing at Life," while her strident piano provides the perfect complement to her swinging vocal. Her sole instrumental is a lively trio setting of Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
Label: Max Jazz Records
UPC: 0610614050522
catalogNumber: 505
Rank: 137006

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dena DeRose   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Katsuhiko Naito   Recorder
Matt Wilson   Drums
Martin Wind   Bass

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Katsuhiko Naito   Engineer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bob Todd   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Dena DeRose   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Pressley Jacobs   Art Direction

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