Album Review: How The Night People Pray Jennifer Hanson

Album Name: How The Night People Pray
Artist: Jennifer Hanson
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Jennifer Hanson is a jazz singer and here she’s singing the songs of Graham Shaw. It all sounds very sophisticated and moody, like the soundtrack to a film noir.

“Little Dreamer” is velvet-smooth and as relaxed as Norah Jones. Hanson shares her precision and warmth.

The deliciously paced “In the Cathouse Again” is everso sweet and a bit naughty. Well you know what a cathouse is don’t you?

“Honey wont you please come home” is touching and warm. Hanson’s vocal plays well against the piano.

The ironic “In Hollywood It Happens All The Time” tells of a suitably starstruck young girl. Hanson effortlessly inhabits this character and adds her own sweetness.

“How The Night People Pray” is way too short at half an hour, but that makes it all the more precious.

Posted on October 11, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Little Dreamer
2. In The Cathouse Again
3. How The Night People Pray
4. Crazy (This Is What I Am)
5. Drunk Again
6. Honey, Won’t You Please Come Home
7. No One To Say Goodbye To
8. In Hollywood It Happens All The Time
9. When I’m With You
10. Only Waiting

[Jennifer Hanson Official Site]

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