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Dianne Reeves: In the Moment: Live in Concert

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Until the release of this vibrant live album, Dianne Reeves’ recordings have failed to capture the beauty and energy of her club and concert performances. Has she been intimidated by the clinical, this-is-forever ambience of the recording studio, or is she a perfectionist who compulsively refines the vitality out of her CDs? Whatever the reason, those bland albums offered only a faint echo of the pleasure of experiencing this commanding singer in person.

In the Moment documents two Reeves performances recorded last January at the Studio Instruments Rentals Sound Stage in Los Angeles. Appearing before admiring, invited audiences, Reeves offers what amounts to a career retrospective, revisiting songs and musical genres that she’s explored since her 1982 recording debut.

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