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Long Way Home
Dominique Eade
Long Way Home
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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After paying tribute to Stan Kenton Band vocalists June Christy and Chris Connor on 1997's auspicious When the Wind Was Cool, singer Dominique Eade heeds her own muse on this neatly refined follow-up. It's a smart but play...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dominique Eade
Title: Long Way Home
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 4/13/1999
Release Date: 4/13/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266329625

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After paying tribute to Stan Kenton Band vocalists June Christy and Chris Connor on 1997's auspicious When the Wind Was Cool, singer Dominique Eade heeds her own muse on this neatly refined follow-up. It's a smart but playful project, loosely based on emotional and geographical journeys, and given exquisite accompaniment by luminaries such as bassist Dave Holland and guitarist Mick Goodrick. Instead of trying to dazzle anybody, Eade pitches her warm, unpretentious tone with enough nuance to sound both coy and abashed on "Have I Stayed Away Too Long?"; wry and rueful on "Velvet"; and eager to flit and chirp alongside percussionist Cyro Baptista on Hoagy Carmichael's "Baltimore Oriole." Whether languid (as on Elton John's "Come Down in Time") or sprightly (the title track), Eade's scatting encompasses both harmonic and rhythmic innovation. And she's smart enough to leave ample solo space for her ace band (which also includes pianist Bruce Barth) on the four originals mixed among the CD's 13 tunes. --Britt Robson
 

CD Reviews

A CD I loved at first listen and second, and third, and.....
04/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD begins as perfect Sunday morning jazz - bright, clear, and complex, and beautifully fades to night . Eade's voice is luxurious yet clear, complex but not complicated, fresh and new yet skilled and mature. There is nothing "easy" here and there is nothing effected or pretentious. Eade balances her role on the CD with generous sequences showcasing her terrific musicians. She is obviously talented enough to make serious music, and smart enough to avoid the fame game. Brava."
Best Jazz Vocal Cd Amongst Current Crop Of The New Releases
06/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With all due respect to Ms. Krall,Ms. Wilson, and Mr. Connick, this is the best jazz vocal cd around today. "Traveling Miles" is a major disappointment on the behalf on Cassandra Wilson because she is not expanding on her talents. Besides, who needs another jazz tribute set? Ms. Krall and Mr. Connick sound fine on their new cd's but the material on each cd could been better selected to suit their talents. Meanwhile, Ms. Eade is sounding better than ever and the choice of songs is excellent."
One of the most beautiful voice I know
Sc Jeannet | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of Dominique cd's are just wonderful, in the past few years she as become one of my favorite jazz singer.
Some of the bad reviews given to Dominique cds are unfair, most probably written by people not having done well as students of Dominique. This particular cd is as good as anything she has done if not even better.
Her voice has great beauty and maturity, and although her style as always be on the cool side of jazz, she is a great story teller too. Highly recommended
Dominique we are waiting for a new cd.
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