Pure Schuur

Pure Schuur

by Diane Schuur

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Overview

Diane Schuur has always been one of the world's greatest modern jazz voices, and her purity on this collection makes for her most artistic yet accessible statement to date. She may be broadening her scope to include pop, but she's also sure to pay homage to her jazzy upbringing, most notably on her stunning renditions of "Unforgettable" (the same year Natalie Cole triumphed with the song) and "Deed I Do," a sassy big-band duet with the late Joe Williams. The magic of Pure Schuur lies in Schuur's ability to pick and interpret such a wide range of songs with so many different types of arrangements. While producer Andre Fischer seems to have a grand old time backing Deedles with sporty horn sections and synthesized sounds, the album is most effective with minimal instrumentation, as on the magnificent "You Don't Remember Me" and "We Can Only Try." As with Frank Sinatra and the like, Schuur is blessed with good-to-great songs, smart arrangers, and stellar productions, but it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that...voice. Schuur's is clear, rich, and powerful, mixing fun and romance as only a jazz legend in the making can.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/1991
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105962827
catalogNumber: 9628
Rank: 12124

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diane Schuur   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Bobby Womack   Vocals
Bill Holman   Conductor
Joe Williams   Vocals
Richard Evans   French Horn
Sal Marquez   Trumpet
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Tom Garvin   Piano
Michael Ruff   Organ
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
Maxine Anderson   Background Vocals
David Benoit   Piano
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Denise DeCaro   Background Vocals
Ernie Fields   Saxophone
Chuck Findley   Flugelhorn
André Fischer   Drums
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Gary Grant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hughart   Bass
Marc Hugenberger   Keyboards
Kim Hutchcroft   Baritone Saxophone
Harold Jones   Drums
Charles Loper   Trombone
Art Mawby   French Horn
Jack Nimitz   Saxophone
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Richard Perissi   French Horn
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Marni Robinson   French Horn
Nolan Andrew Smith   Trumpet
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Carlos Vega   Drums
Chuck Finley   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Dick Hyde   Trombone
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet
Fred Jackson   Saxophone
Larry Williams   Alto Saxophone
David Duke   French Horn

Technical Credits

Bill Holman   Arranger
Richard Evans   Arranger,String Arrangements
Bruce Dukov   String Arrangements
David Benoit   Contributor
Brad Cole   Arranger,Programming
Dave Grusin   Producer
André Fischer   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Marc Hugenberger   Arranger,Programming
Art Mawby   Contributor
Richard Perissi   Contributor
Joel Peskin   Contributor
Marni Robinson   Contributor
Larry Rosen   Producer
Larry Steelman   Arranger,Programming
Neil Stubenhaus   Contributor
Gabe Veltri   Engineer
Dick Winzeler   Arranger
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Carlos Vegas   Contributor
David Duke   Contributor

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