"Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go, and Dianne Reeves proves that notion on "That Day...," a warm and organic work that boasts subtle arrangements, tasteful vocals, and the most seductive of moods. Things are off to a sultry start with the most gorgeous arrangment of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" ever recorded; a Bossa Nova-esque rhythm and stellar piano and horns lay the foundation while Reeves' masterful vocal builds the track to the sky. The pop chestnut "Just a Little Lovin" lights a quiet fire and begs to be cuddled to, and the title track benefits from a racy-but-tasteful lyric and a seductive samba flavor.Elsewhere, Joan Armatrading's "Dark Truths" gets a stately, elegant reading, and the jazz standards "Blue Prelude" and "Exactly Like You" manage to swing without breaking up the slow, even pace of the record. The back-porch blues of "Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do" is a bit of a surprise at the end, and you realize that the album could have used a little more guitar elsewhere (or even a Rhodes keyboard) to shake things up a bit. But with Reeves' vocals sounding this mature and skillful, this amounts to a petty argument about an otherwise strong outing. Fans of well-crafted jazz ballads in search of their next purchase need look no further."
Still one of the best...
Alec Stuart | Canada | 04/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After several years of play, I still find this album to be as beautiful as the day I bought it. For me, the highlights include her cover of "Twelfth of Never" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow". "That Day" is also worth a listen. In fact, why am I picking out individual songs? The whole album is stunning and I can't recommend it highly enough."
"I've been listening to Ms. Reeves music for 20 years now. Im a big fan of hers. I've seen a lot of her concerts in the US and here in Europe. "That Day" album is superb, very Dianne. To Dianne: I wish you more power! I love you."
Renee | BROOKLYN, NY USA | 03/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Can't say much more than has already been said. A must for your Dianne Reeves collection."
A hard act to follow
Renee | 03/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dianne Reeves is not a househole name.Yet, I should say. If this body of work is surpassed by Miss Reeves, she will go down in history as on of the best astist of our time. She gives us great classics from composers such as Carole King and gives them her own touch that makes them hers. This CD gives us a more modern approch over her last project yet, gives us that back to basics touch that music lovers have come to expect from her. She ends this project with the classic "Ain't nobody's business(if I do). For those who have let Miss Reeves work pass by you, don't allow this one."