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Friday October 04, 2013

From The News Observer

A reflective Dianne Reeves sings with the Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble
By: Craig Lindsey

Fans of Reeves will be glad to know that she will release an album next February. “Beautiful Life” will be her first release on the Concord Music Group label.

“I fulfilled my contract with Blue Note and I wanted to do something different,” she says.

Indeed, this album includes Reeves doing covers of some eclectic, intriguing tunes, from Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” to Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain” to Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors.” She also does a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” on which she collaborated with pianist and contemporary jazzman Robert Glasper. “He wrote this amazing arrangement,” Reeves says of Glasper. “And I was just excited to do it.”

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