Various Artists

Jazz for a Lonely Heart

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Yet another entry in the seemingly endless series of lifestyle-orientated "Jazz for..." albums released in the late '90s/early 2000s, Jazz for a Lonely Heart features ten bittersweat songs charged with yearning emotion. Some of performers, such as Cindy Blackman, perform their own compositions ("Heaven Sent"), but most of this album consists of covers, such as Randy Johnston's take on Bacharach/David's "A Home Is Not a Home." Overall, there isn't anything here worth getting too excited about. Most everything here is generally somber and perfect for those times when you feel like wallowing in melancholy.

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