Turned to Blue

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
On Nancy Wilson's previous album, 2004's R.S.V.P., the legendary vocalist teamed up with a given instrumentalist on each track. She must have liked the formula, because she's done it again on Turned to Blue. Here the oft-honored jazz singer leaves room in each number -- save for the title track, a Maya Angelou poem set to music and arranged by Jay Ashby -- for a different soloist, bringing in such heavyweights as Hubert Laws on flute, saxists Jimmy Heath, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer who appears to be summoning Stan Getz on the opening number, Gordon Jenkins' "This Is All I Ask", James Moody and Tom Scott, pianist Dr. Billy Taylor, and steel pans player Andy Narrell, among ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
On Nancy Wilson's previous album, 2004's R.S.V.P., the legendary vocalist teamed up with a given instrumentalist on each track. She must have liked the formula, because she's done it again on Turned to Blue. Here the oft-honored jazz singer leaves room in each number -- save for the title track, a Maya Angelou poem set to music and arranged by Jay Ashby -- for a different soloist, bringing in such heavyweights as Hubert Laws on flute, saxists Jimmy Heath, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer who appears to be summoning Stan Getz on the opening number, Gordon Jenkins' "This Is All I Ask", James Moody and Tom Scott, pianist Dr. Billy Taylor, and steel pans player Andy Narrell, among others. Working with configurations ranging from classic big band Duke Ellington's "Take Love Easy" to trio-plus-guest-soloist "Knitting Class", Wilson applies her seasoned but still flexible pipes to material both old and new, straddling the fence between adult contemporary/pop and the more demanding jazz of her earlier career. Heavy on the ballads, and confined nearly exclusively to love songs, Turned to Blue finds Nancy Wilson right where she ought to be nearly half a century into her recording career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Mcg Jazz
  • UPC: 612262102226
  • Catalog Number: 1022
  • Sales rank: 188,797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is All I Ask - Bob Mintzer (5:56)
  2. 2 Take Love Easy - Sean Jones (4:30)
  3. 3 Turned to Blue (4:02)
  4. 4 Knitting Class - Jimmy Heath (3:53)
  5. 5 Be My Love - Hubert Laws (3:55)
  6. 6 Taking a Chance on Love (3:17)
  7. 7 Just Once - David Samuels (4:21)
  8. 8 These Golden Years - Tom Scott (6:10)
  9. 9 I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up - Andy Narrell (5:17)
  10. 10 Old Folks - Andy Snitzer (5:24)
  11. 11 I'll Be Seeing You (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nancy Wilson Primary Artist, Vocals
Hubert Laws Flute
Bob Mintzer Tenor Saxophone
James Moody Tenor Saxophone
Rufus Reid Upright Bass
Tom Scott Tenor Saxophone
Andy Snitzer Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Jay Ashby Composer, Audio Production
Marty Ashby Audio Production
Artie Butler Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
John Latouche Composer
Bryce Rohde Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
Ted Fetter Composer
D. Channsin Berry Composer
John Proulx Composer
Kaye Lawrence Dunham Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of her best!

    Nancy Wilson is one of the greatest female vocalists of all times. This CD tells the story of the changes in a mature adult's life, past and present. This music is great for late night listening and reminiscing, all alone if you choose to.

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