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Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is the preeminent Jazz vocalist alive today. Carrying the legendary torch of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Dianne Reeves' embodies the long Jazz tradition while remaining distinctive and original. In this classic DVD, Dianne Reeves: The Early Years from the acclaimed Ad Lib TV Series, the Jazz icon showcases her intoxicating voice, which captured the hearts of audiences around the world and won her numerous accolades, including 4 Grammy Awards. Both inside and out of the Jazz world, Reeves is in the most elite category of vocalists.
“Like Vaughan, she has the resources of an opera singer who has chosen jazz.
Her voice is clear and robust; it is an instrument that celebrates itself through
its sheer power… one of the greatest living jazz singers”
– Stephen Holden, New York Times
The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills in the Jazz & Blues arena. Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.
"Reeves can wrap her voice around a melody like few other current jazz
singers, hitting the high notes, the low notes, and everything in between
as she caresses every phrase with palpable warmth and joy."
- Billboard Magazine
A Jazz icon in every sense of the word, Reeves is a fearless singer, unafraid to break the mold by experimenting outside her genre. Her expansive range, precise pitch, rhythmic and instinctual timing, and powerful yet graceful style have created an intoxicating sound for the singer who enchants and fascinates everyone lucky enough to hear her beautiful voice. With this historic DVD, Dianne Reeves: The Early Years, which features guests Billy Childs and Snooky Young, as well as a classic performance from Count Basie & Helen Humes, we witness the birth of a future star and genuine musical icon.
2 PROGRAMS OF THE ACCLAIMED AL LIB SERIES ON 1 DVD
Show # 38:
Dianne Reeves: Love for Sale
Dianne Reeves: I’ll Understand
Dianne Reeves: Answer Me
Billy Childs & A Fine Madness: The Homes
Dianne Reeves: Welcome to My Love
Show # 5:
Snooky Young: Lady Be Good
Dianne Reeves: On A Clear Day
Dianne Reeves: Everything Must Change
Count Basie & Helen Humes: I Cried For You
Dianne Reeves & Snooky Young: St. Louis Blues
DVD Bonus Features:
● Dianne Reeves Biography
● Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)
● Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
● Dolby Stereo Audio
● Instant Access Songs
● DVD Recommendations (1 Hour Plus Bonus Features)
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