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As The Sun Shines Down On Me

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Blue Moon
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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As The Sun Shines Down On Me
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Man From Mars
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Miracle
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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My Ship
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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In A Sentimental Mood
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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September In The Rain
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Teach Me Tonight
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Lucky Charm
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Knocks Me Off My Feet
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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I Threw It All Away
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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You Must Believe In Spring
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Hi Lili Hi Lo
Artist: Jacqui Dankworth
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Nuestro Tema
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 58:53

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wonderful stuff

EMUSIC-0069B89E

dont be misled by the 'jazz' lable, you dont need to be a jazz lover to enjoy these tunes wonderfully performed by Jacqui

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Wonderful!

anorak

Jacquie's first record for Candid is a treat. If you like good jazz then this is for you.

They Say All Music Guide

Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is as radiant as ever on As the Sun Shines Down on Me, an album of recorded in 2002 and 2003 but seeing American release in 2004 through Candid Records. Joined by virtuosic guitarist Mike Outram, her bassist brother Alec Dankworth, and percussionist Roy Dodds, Dankworth interprets 15 old faves, keeping the mood light and tasteful throughout. Opening with a reading of “Blue Moon” could be a risk — it’s a well-known, perhaps even overplayed song. But the version here is so perfectly rendered, so gentle from the folky guitar line through the light brush work, that the song is reborn. While she’s an astute jazz vocalist with perfect phrasing, one of the nice things about Sun Shines Down is how it integrates Dankworth and her band’s training with the accessibility of pop. There’s an easygoing universality about the album that’s brought out in the slight bossa nova tinges on a reading of James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” a traditional take on “In a Sentimental Mood,” or a unique, brief but beautiful “Hi Lili Hi Lo” that finds Dankworth dueting with Outram’s thumb piano work. Other standout moments include a shimmering “Man From Mars” (originally by Joni Mitchell), more stellar percussion work from Dodds on “Teach Me Tonight,” and versions of both Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me off My Feet” and Bob Dylan’s “I Threw It All Away” that find a peaceful, inviting voice inside the originals’ established frames. – Johnny Loftus

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