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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431101260
  • Catalog Number: 1012

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
George Horn Mastering
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
Graeme Brown Mastering
John Brown Arranger
Ted White Engineer
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