Winner of the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, “Beautiful Life” showcases Dianne’s sublime gifts in what is a melding of R&B, Latin and pop elements within the framework of 21st Century jazz. “At its essence,” says Reeves, “Life is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked.”

“Beautiful Life” features singularly memorable covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Ani DiFranco’s self-empowering “32 Flavors.” The rest of the twelve tracks cover a spectrum from jazz to soul, along with  two new songs, “Cold” and “Satiated”, which are emotionally volcanic. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life features an all-star cast including bassists Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona, vocalists Gregory Porter and Lalah Hathaway, pianists Robert Glasper and Gerald Clayton and Reeves’ cousin and frequent longtime collaborator, the late great George Duke.

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  • Carmen on

    Absolutely Faboulous Voice, I must have
    Cogratulations Miss Dianne
    Greetings from Sydney Australia

  • mike on

    Dianne has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. I was in the st francis de sales boys choir in philadelphia in the 60s under peter lamanna. We were in 7 operas, sang at the academy of music, lincoln center, sang in the vatican pavilion at the 64 worlds fair, sang high mass in 5 different languages and produced 2 albums under columbia records and to me Dianne’s voice is an instrument of incomparable beauty. I actually sang on stage in an ooera to renata tebaldi. Wish I could afford tickets for her 12/31/14 avery fisher concert I would be there!

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