MCG Jazz, 2004, CD
Instrument: FEMALE VOCAL
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Jazz singer Nancy Wilson is a living legend. She commands respect in any circle. R.S.V.P. opens with a song about men mellowing with age like fine wines. This concept can easily be applied to Nancy’s voice. It remains warm, vibrant and full of character. There are a dozen Rare, Special and Very Personal songs made extra special with special guests Toots Thielemans (harmonica), Phil Woods (sax), Kenny Lattimore (v), All-Star Big Band, Joe Negri (g), Paquito D’Rivera (cl), Ivan Lins (p), Bill Watrous (tb), Gary Burton (vibes) and George Shearing (p). The harmonizing on “I Wish I’d Met You” is fabulous and this is just one of many songs that showcases Wilson on her best effort in years and yet another MCG gem! Pick up a copy and enjoy this monumental collection.