Shaking Free

Shaking Free

by Nnenna Freelon
     
 
For this excellent effort, Nnenna Freelon solidifies her position as one of the better female jazz singers of the 1990s. Her appealing voice and versatility are well displayed throughout a set that includes a 5/4 version of "Out of This World," the folk song "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Birk's Works," "I Thought About You," "Nature Boy," and three

Overview

For this excellent effort, Nnenna Freelon solidifies her position as one of the better female jazz singers of the 1990s. Her appealing voice and versatility are well displayed throughout a set that includes a 5/4 version of "Out of This World," the folk song "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Birk's Works," "I Thought About You," "Nature Boy," and three originals. Freelon is ably assisted by her regular rhythm section of the period (pianist Bill Anschell, bassist John Brown, and drummer Woody Williams), and there are worthwhile guest spots for guitarist Scott Sawyer, Rickey Woodard on tenor and soprano, and Alex Acuna on congas.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/1996
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431471424
catalogNumber:
4714

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nnenna Freelon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Rickey Woodard   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alex Acuña   Conga
Bill Anschell   Piano
Scott Sawyer   Guitar
Woody Woodward   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Woody Williams   Drums
John Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Nnenna Freelon   Arranger,Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Fred Jacobs   Authoring
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Tim Lewis   Art Direction
James Van Heusen   Composer
Bill Anschell   Arranger
Scott Sawyer   Arranger
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Bernie Kirsch   Engineer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Woody Williams   Arranger
John Brown   Arranger
Ted White   Engineer

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