Jane Monheit: The Heart Of The Matter
2013 release from the Grammy-nominated vocalist. An homage to great songwriters and voices from a variety of musical genres, the album is an eclectic and carefully crafted selection of 12 tunes ranging from 'Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road' by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's 'Until Its Time For You To Go'. Jane adds a few personal favorites into the mix such as her take on the Sesame Street classic, 'Sing' and 'Night Night Stars', a Monheit original and the first song she ever recorded. The Heart Of The Matter was produced and arranged by noted producer Gil Goldstein and recorded this past November at Avatar Studios in New York City. The CD features Jane on lead and background vocals, Michael Kanan on piano, Gil Goldstein on electric piano and accordion, Romero Lubambo on acoustic guitar, Neal Miner on bass, Rick Montalbano on drums, Rogerio Boccato on percussion, David Eggar and Richard Locker on cello, Barry Crawford and Kathleen Nester on alto flute, and Sheryl Henze on bass flute and c flute.