Working down the Jane Monheit checklist, does The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me deliver everything we’ve come to count on from the jazz-cabaret chanteuse? Creamy covers of classic ballads? Yep, including rich, smooth, molasses-slow renditions of “I’m Glad There Is You” and “Lucky to Be Me.” Silk-lined treatments of more contemporary material? Check, courtesy of languorous re-workings of Corrine Bailey Rae’s “Like a Star,” Fiona Apple’s “Slow Like Honey” and Paul Simon’s achingly bittersweet “I Do It for Your Love.” A dash of Brazil, expertly served up in Portuguese? Indeed, with a shimmering saunter through “A Primeira Vez” accompanied solely by Romero Lubambo’s guitar.
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