by Jane Monheit


At once crisply assertive and lovingly sensual, vocalist Jane Monheit is the jazz equivalent of the young and charming grade school teacher you secretly nurtured a crush on. A sophisticated bombshell of a performer with a voice that is, like her appearance, voluptuous and flawlessly pretty, Monheit has garnered well-earned comparisons to such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and the goddess of vocal pop, Barbra Streisand. In that sense, her sixth studio album, Surrender, is, at first glance, not dissimilar from her past work. Recorded with her working combo including husband and drummer Rick Montalbano, Surrender is a ballads-heavy album that features a mix of jazz standards, reworked pop tunes, and several bossa nova numbers. What is different is the focus and presentation of Monheit. Rather than featuring her here simply as a singer fronting a jazz band, Surrender is a cinematic showcase, a Broadway-sized coming-out party that finds Monheit's voice framed against sweeping orchestration and glossy, Technicolor arrangements. This is Monheit the vocal diva, the superstar.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072300507
catalogNumber: 30050

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jane Monheit   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sergio Mendes   Piano,Guest Appearance
Ivan Lins   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Yamaha Keyboards
Gary Foster   Woodwind
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Richard Todd   French Horn
Jorge Calandrelli   Synthesizer,Conductor
Darius Campo   Violin
Dave Carpenter   Acoustic Bass
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Assa Drori   Violin
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Roland Kato   Viola
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Dane Little   Cello
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Katia Popov   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar,Soloist
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
James Walker   Woodwind
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Christina Soule   Cello
Mike Shapiro   Percussion,Drums
Suzanna Giordono   Viola
Johana Krejci   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Joseph Stone   Woodwind
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Ari Ambrose   Saxophone,Soloist
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Michael Kanan   Piano,fender rhodes,Soloist
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Lisa Dondlinger   Violin
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Miles Okazaki   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Dynell Weber   Violin
Rick Montalbano   Drums
Robin Olsen   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Yue Deng   Violin
Justin Hageman   French Horn
Peter Wolf   Synthesizer
Thomas Diener   Viola
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
David H. Speltz   Cello
Raymond Tischer   Viola
Orlando Le Fleming   Acoustic Bass
Kevin Connolly   Violin

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Sergio Mendes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Dori Caymmi   Composer
Greg Bartheld   Synthesizer Engineer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements,Audio Production
Peter Eldridge   Composer
Paul Ericksen   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Motta   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Marcos Valle   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Guilherme Reis   Engineer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Jane Monheit   Vocal Arrangements
Celso Viáfora   Composer
Seth Presant   Engineer
Miles Okazaki   Arranger
Peter Wolf   Orchestral Arrangements
Daniel Léon   Engineer

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Surrender 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great record! A definite great one to pick up. The sound of her voice is tremedous and the production is masterful!!! Get it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is outstanding. If you are a romantic. This cd will be perfect for any lunch picnic in the park under a shade tree or on the patio on a warm summer night. You can't lose. If you have a multple disk player, put in Bebel Giberto'a cd also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picked this up 4 or 5 days ago, so I've had opportunities for repeated listening. My initial impression was great and it actually gets better the more you hear it. Beautifully and carefully crafted. Well chosen and thought out tunes, totally inspired and pro musicianship. Dazzling arrangements and gorgeous, gorgeous singing. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
you must get this cd. The Portuguese is flawless. The songs are well done. These folks are pros. ABSOLUELY