Live To Love

Jacqui Dankworth

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Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Specific Jazz
September 30, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Following the success of 2011's It Happens Quietly, which received widespread critical acclaim and topped jazz charts around the world, the award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth releases her new album Live To Love.

Whilst It Happens Quietly tipped its hat to the past with interpretations of classic standards, Live To Love offers a change of direction and features a selection of jazz, soul and blues-infused original compositions alongside contemporary covers of songs by Wayne Shorter, Johnny Mercer and Donny Hathaway.

Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as "one of our finest singers, regardless of category" and has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians and groups throughout her career including Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Chick Corea.

In addition to four cover songs, Live To Love contains some powerful original material in the form of All Is Quiet, a stark, haunting ballad about human slavery written by Dankworth and bassist Geoff Gascoyne and featuring a guest appearance by The Brodsky Quartet; the album's title track, a laidback, gently affecting song written by Dankworth's husband, pianist Charlie Wood; and a reggae-inflected version of Tomorrow's World, a tune written by Dankworth's late father to which she has added a "quantum mechanics" lyric.

A deeply personal album, Live To Love draws on Jacqui's thoughts on life and love and charts her continuing growth as a sophisticated singer of a wide spectrum of genres.

Also available: It Happens Quietly (SPEC014)

Press Quotes

"She's just made a great new album called Live To Love. A great mixture of classics and originals. It's got that classic jazz sound but also it kind of delves more into the jazz/pop arena and it does so brilliantly."

Jamie Cullum

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Key Value
Catalogue number SPEC018
Barcode 0805520070188
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 94g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Live To Love 05:00
2. Malala 05:14
3. We Do Need Love 04:49
4. Palladium 04:49
5. All Is Quiet 03:47
6. Simple As 02:52
7. Sweet Devotion 05:57
8. It's Tomorrow's World 03:35
9. I Took Your Hand 04:33
10. A Certain Kind Of Eden 03:40
11. Someday We'll All Be Free 03:13
12. Be Kind 03:49
13. Something's Gotta Give 04:27
14. It's Tomorrow's World (reprise) 01:55