MAXJAZZ, 2006, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Vocalist Nancy King teams up with pianist Fred Hersch for this live set at New York’s Jazz Standard. It was a part of Fred’s duo series that week. While the two musicians have known each other for years this is their first time playing together. It is also one of King’s first New York appearances in many years. Nancy was unaware that she was being recorded! This is unrehearsed music has the true spirit of jazz spontaneity. We really enjoyed King’s scatting and free form especially on “Everything Happens To Me”. Both musicians are up to the task and the audience was truly appreciative.