Apr 22, 2021
You're The Voice: Nina Simone (Pvg Songbook/Cd)
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A jazz singer, a protest singer, a pianist, and arranger and a composer, Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification Admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery, her voice has an unusually deep, rich timbre, evoking and stirring her listener s emotions in a skillful and varied fashion Raised as one of eight children in a poor family, this reA jazz singer, a protest singer, a pianist, and arranger and a composer, Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification Admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery, her voice has an unusually deep, rich timbre, evoking and stirring her listener s emotions in a skillful and varied fashion Raised as one of eight children in a poor family, this remarkable child prodigy played 4 since the age of four Assisted by her teachers, she ultimately attended Julliard School of Music in N.Y To support herself while studying she worked as an accompanist and gave 4 lessons She began singing at the request of an Atlanta night club owner and began carving a career as a signer of secular material, though her skills at the piano would serve her well throughout her career In the late 50 s, her recording of Gershwin s I Loves You Porgy on the Bethlehem label gave her a Top 20 hit which would amazingly proved to be the only Top 40 entry of her career In the early 60 s she recorded no less than nine albums for the Candid label, half of them live They revealed her as a performer of nearly unsurpassed eclecticism, encompassing everything from Ellingtonian jazz to Israeli folk songs to spirituals and movie themes Simone s moody yet elegant vocals are unique, presenting a fiercely independent soul who harbors enormous if somewhat hard bitten tenderness Nina fell on turbulent times in the 70 s following a

  • Title: You're The Voice: Nina Simone (Pvg Songbook/Cd)
  • Author: Nina Simone
  • ISBN: 9780571526642
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • You re The Voice Nina Simone Pvg Songbook Cd A jazz singer a protest singer a pianist and arranger and a composer Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification Admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery her voic


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