Perfect Pairings. VMP Exclusive Pressing. Phrenology The Roots. The Idler Wheel Fiona Apple. More Music, Less Stress. Join the club for more perks. May we suggest? Or perhaps? Great music. Delivered to your inbox. Several tracks feature accompaniment from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, but even performing solo Simone's piano and vocals sound full-bodied and orchestral, an ideal marriage of imagination and technique, and her vocals sound natural and unforced but communicate with force and ardor.
Her performances of "Porgy I Loves You Porgy " and "Don't Smoke in Bed" are outstanding examples of the art of interpretive singing, while "African Mailman" and "Central Park Blues" make it clear she already had a knack for melodic invention that was second to none. Mood Indigo documents the first steps in a long and remarkable career, but it delivers with the skill, assurance, and invention of a seasoned veteran, and 60 years after it was recorded, this music is as deeply rewarding and pleasurable as ever.
Released Jan Style: Soul-Jazz, Piano Blues. Beneath the ethereal beauty of his productions was a genius crippled by his unbridled id.
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide 6th ed. London: Penguin. Retrieved January 1, I Put a Spell on You. Accessed 9 June Retrieved 7 July Black Gold Emergency Ward! Al Schackman. Just like Herbie Hancock's seminal "Watermelon Man" was influenced by the sounds of New York street vendors, Simone's piano instrumental draws from the modernism of urban life and the deep roots of ethnic culture she heard and saw on the streets.
The way it starts off with dissonant harmonies that suddenly rises up into a Latin beat is bound to catch you off guard. If you still have a very one-dimentional idea of who Nina Simone was and what her music sounded like, this compilation is bound to make you reconsider her career.
It's the perfect overview of Nina Simone's early career as it captures in brief three-minute glimpses perfect examples of how she led to the redefinition of jazz while still being commercial enough for the uninitiated. And even if you're well versed in her work, it's wonderful to get the single edits of some of her best songs! Forgot your username?
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Reset password. Log In Username or Email: Forgot Album) username? Our multi-month subscriptions allow you to start your subscription with a record of your choosing. Advertising LP longer pays the whole cost. At this time, Simone was in her mids and still aspiring to be a classical concert pianist. He had the whole audience falling off their chairs and he didn't use any four letter words to get a laugh. New fan Submitted by Concertkid on Mon, The collection showcases the then year-old singer-pianist-arranger's fully-formed talent.
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