Jazz singer Jane Monheit has released her new album Come What May.
The ten-track record is Monheit’s first album since 2016’s The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald. That previous release was the New York singer’s homage to Fitzgerald’s revolutionary career, featuring a number of recordings that showcased Monheit’s impressive vocal talents.
Now, Come What May helps celebrate Monheit’s 20th anniversary as a recording artist. The LP collects some of Monheit’s favourite Great American Songbook compositions, such as Harold Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields’ “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.”
Many of the standards will be known to Monheit fans from her live sets. “There is a certain comfort that comes from performing a song night after night to audiences around the world,” she explained in a statement. “So by the time we finally got into the studio to make this record, I had the luxury of the arrangements being perfectly familiar, rehearsed, and polished. Putting together this project was a smooth, relaxed process and I think that’s reflected in the final product.”
Monheit celebrated her new album by livestreaming a performance from Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Los Angeles last Friday. Listen to Come What May below: