Diane Schuur: Midnight (2003)
Manilow and Schuur have conjured up a recording that lies somewhere between big band, '40s popular, and adult contemporary. The charts are all well played and Ms. Schuur is in good voice on the date. She has three duets on the recording, with Karrin Allyson, Brian McKnight, and Manilow, and the Karrin Allyson piece "Stay Away From Bill" is being the best of the bunch. What makes this recording special is the craftsmanship provided by all. This disc will offer certain appeal to those listeners inspired by June Christy and Peggy Lee.
Track Listing: Meet Me, Midnight; When October Comes; Stay Away From Bill; I'll Be There; Consider The Point From Both Ends; What Is Love?' He Loved Me; Southwind; Our Love Will Always Be There; No Heartache Tonight; Good-Bye My Love; Life Is Good; Anytime.
Personnel: Diane Schuur-Vocals; Alan Broadbent-Piano; Chuck Berghofer-Bass; Peter Erskine-Drums; Anthony Wilson-Guitar; Dan Higgins-Alto Saxophone; Bill Liston-Tenor Saxophone; Warren Luening-Trumpet; Andy Martin-Trombone.
Record Label: Concord Music Group