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Dianne Reeves

When You Know

Blue Note

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When You Know - Dianne Reeves
Dianne Reeves - Just My Imagination (Live in Paris)
Dianne Reeves - Interview
1 Just My Imagination
2 Over The Weekend
3 Lovin' You
4 I'm In Love Again
5 Midnight Sun
6 Once I Loved
7 Windmills Of Your Mind
8 Social Call
9 When You Know
10 Today Will Be A Good Day
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Dianne Reeves, the preeminent jazz vocalist the New York Times described as, "The only jazz singer with a voice big enough to rival Sarah Vaughan's," is about to release a gorgeous album of songs celebrating the different stages of love in a woman's life. When You Know, coming out on Blue Note Records April 15, showcases Reeves' alternately honey velvet and soaring voice in her own interpretation of "new" standards from The Temptations to Minnie Ripperton to Shawn Colvin. The four-time Grammy winner, and the only singer to win the vocal category for three consecutive recordings in any singing category, won a whole new legion of fans in recent years with her prominent onscreen role in the film "Good Night, And Good Luck." Her last Grammy was for this soundtrack.

Reeves inspiration for When You Know came from an unexpected place. "There is a Gustav Klimt painting I had seen at the Belvedere in Vienna of a young woman moving through life. I remember loving the various depictions of the phases of her life from innocence to increasing maturity. In a similar way, this album progresses through songs which celebrate different phases of love, in much the same way our notions of love change as we move through time." The songs ultimately chose themselves, she said, ranging from her youthful and dreamy interpretation of the Temptations' "Just My Imagination" to the seasoned perspective of the Cy Coleman/Peggy Lee classic "I'm In Love Again."

"Dreamy is right," emphasized Reeves. "It's that time in high school when you're looking at that cute guy on the other side of the classroom, lost in the daydreams of a life together." She adds, "As you grow older, you begin to question what love really is and your perspective takes in the nuances of a more mature love." The track, "Over The Weekend," first sung by Mabel Mercer and then Nancy Wilson the latter encouraged Dianne to record it reflects the loneliness Reeves has, herself, experienced in a life on the road, while the groove infused "Midnight Sun" taps into the magic of love, Dianne's voice reminiscent of the best of Ella.

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