Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder

Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder

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by Nnenna Freelon
     
 

Following her double Grammy-nominated CD entitled Soulcall, vocalist Nnenna Freelon has delivered a stunning tribute to master musician Stevie Wonder with Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder. In addition to being the first vocal CD ever done as a tribute to the legendary Wonder, the recording boasts several guest musicians accompanying her coreSee more details below

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Following her double Grammy-nominated CD entitled Soulcall, vocalist Nnenna Freelon has delivered a stunning tribute to master musician Stevie Wonder with Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder. In addition to being the first vocal CD ever done as a tribute to the legendary Wonder, the recording boasts several guest musicians accompanying her core ensemble. Freelon interprets such well-known Wonder classics as "Overjoyed," "My Cherie Amour," and "Another Star" in a voice that is sensual and personable, yet appealing and expressive. This collection of well-chosen pop standards allows Freelon more freedom to express the jazzier side of her talent than the blues and R&B flavors she sang on Soulcall due to the compositional integrity of Stevie Wonder's songs. These particular songs allow for the improvisational aspects of jazz while balancing their pop essence. By adding the strong work of bassist Gerald Veasley and guitarist Chuck Loeb alongside her working ensemble, her special imprint of languorous tempo that shows off her great time and phrasing is even more appealing. Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder is sure to garner more support for Nnenna Freelon as a vocalist who can handle more than one side of the musical spectrum.

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Editorial Reviews

Billboard
Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song...a definitive case in point is this collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431210726
catalogNumber:
2107
Rank:
117364

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nnenna Freelon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gerald Veasley   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Chuck Loeb   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gerry Niewood   Flute,Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Samuels   Marimbas,Vibes
Andy Stein   Violin
Ronnie Buttacavoli   Trumpet
Woody Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Nnenna Freelon   Arranger,Liner Notes
Marvin Sease   Composer
Gerald Veasley   Arranger
John Burk   Executive Producer
Benny Diggs   Arranger,Musical Director
Joseph Joubert   Arranger
Chuck Loeb   Arranger
Jay Newland   Engineer
David Samuels   Engineer
John Snyder   Arranger,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Woody Williams   Arranger

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