Simone, Nina

Verve, 2020CD
Instrument: FEMALE VOCAL

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 81
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O’s Notes: This album was originally recorded on a boutique French label in 1982 after Simone relocated to Paris. It was re-released this year on Verve. The vibe is Afro Caribbean, rootsy blues. Nina‘s voice has dark, smoky tones that pair well with the distinct, honest messages that she puts in her music. Blues, passion and reality are woven into the fabric of Fodder On My Wings, capturing a transitional period in Nina’s life. She chants over funky rhythms on ”Vous Etes Seuls, Mais Je Désire Etre Avec Vous” and “I Was Just A Stupid Dog To Them”. And there’s deep grieving on “Alone Again”. This is a classic recording of a legend in her prime!


Publicist: Crossover Media