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Dianne Reeves

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Dianne Reeves has been one of the top singers in jazz ever since the late '80s. A logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae (although even she can't reach the impossible heights of Ella and Sarah Vaughan), Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer. She was a talented vocalist with an attractive voice even as a teenager when she sang and recorded with her high school band. She was encouraged by Clark Terry, who had her perform with him while she was a college student at the University of Colorado. There have been many times when Reeves has explored music beyond jazz. She did session work in Los Angeles starting in 1976, toured with Caldera, worked with Sergio Mendes in 1981, and toured with Harry Belafonte between 1983 and 1986. Reeves began recording as a leader in 1982 and became a regular at major jazz festivals. Her earlier recordings tended to be quite eclectic and many of her live performances have included original, African-inspired folk music (which is often autobiographical), world music, and pop. After signing with Blue Note in 1987, however, and particularly since 1994, Reeves has found her place in jazz, recording several classic albums along the way, most notably I Remember, The Grand Encounter, The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan, and A Little Moonlight. In 2005, she appeared onscreen singing '50s standards in the George Clooney film Good Night, And Good Luck. When You Know was released in 2008. Reeves left Blue Note in 2009. After touring and an extended break, she eventually signed with Concord and began working on a new record produced by Terri Lynne Carrington. The pair enlisted an all-star cast including Esperanza Spalding, Sheila E, Robert Glasper, and George Duke (who passed away shortly after the album was completed). Beautiful Life was released just in time for Valentine's Day, 2014. ~ Scott Yanow
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Albums by
Dianne Reeves

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    12 songs

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    Beautiful Life

    10 songs

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    When You Know

    11 songs

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    Christmas Time Is Here

    10 songs

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    A Little Moonlight

    11 songs

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    The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

    10 songs

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    That Day...

    10 songs

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    The Grand Encounter

    12 songs

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    Quiet After the Storm

    8 songs

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    Better Days

    8 songs

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    Dianne Reeves

    13 songs

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    The Best of Dianne Reeves

    11 songs

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    Bridges

    10 songs

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    Never Too Far

    1 song

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    Just My Imagination (Radio Edit)

    9 songs

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    Music for Lovers

    13 songs

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    The Palo Alto Sessions

    15 songs

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    Good Night & Good Luck [Original Soundtrack]

    11 songs

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    In the Moment: Live in Concert

    9 songs

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    I Remember

    11 songs

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    Little Moonlight [Bonus Track]

    12 songs

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    The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan [Bonus Track]

    10 songs

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    New Morning

    11 songs

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    Art & Survival

    8 songs

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    Better Days

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Top Songs by
Dianne Reeves

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  2.   Lovin' You
  3.   Christmas Time Is Here
  4.   Embraceable You
  5.   Speak Low
  6.   We'll Be Together Again
  7.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  8.   I'm in Love Again
  9.   Midnight Sun
  10.   Feels So Good (Lifted) featuring George Duke
  11.   How High the Moon
  12.   Better Days
  13.   Satiated (Been Waiting) by Gregory Porter
  14.   Dreams
  15.   Waiting in Vain by Lalah Hathaway
  16.   Straighten Up and Fly Right
  17.   Exactly Like You
  18.   Wild Rose by Esperanza Spalding
  19.   Pick Yourself Up
  20.   River
  21.   Detour Ahead
  22.   Oh Lady Be Good
  23.   Solitude
  24.   I Hadn't Anyone "Til You
  25.   Key Largo
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Dianne Reeves

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    Jazz Christmas

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    The Wolf Lounge

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    Modern Jazz

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    Sinatra And Friends

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    Holiday Party

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Classic Jazz

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    Joni Mitchell: DNA

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    Late Night Jazz

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    Jazz


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