Roots: My Life, My Song

Roots: My Life, My Song

by Jessye Norman

CD(2 CD Set)

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Roots: My Life, My Song

Acclaimed singer Jessye Norman returns with her long awaited new solo album Roots: My Life, My Song on which she pays homage to the music and artists who have influenced her, including Berlioz, Strauss, Ethel Waters, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk. Recorded live at Berlin's Philharmonie in June of 2009, this two-CD set invites the listener on a journey from the drums of Africa to the New World, comprised of spirituals, classical repertoire and American standards.

Miss Norman is "one of those once-in-a-generation singers who is not simply following in the footsteps of others, but is staking out her own niche in the history of singing." The sheer size, power, and luster of her voice share equal acclaim with that of her thoughtful music making, innovative programming of the classics, and fervent advocacy of contemporary music. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including being the youngest artist ever to be recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors; only the fourth opera singer in the 48 year history of the Grammy Awards to be awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award for Classical Music, and holds honorary doctorates at some thirty-five colleges, universities, and conservatories around the world. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
Label: Sony Classics
UPC: 0886976426323
catalogNumber: 764263

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessye Norman   Primary Artist,Soprano (Vocal)
Mark Markham   Piano
Ira Coleman   Double Bass
Steve Johns   Drums
Martin Williams   Clarinet,Saxophone
Mike Lovatt   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Georges Bizet   Composer
Jessye Norman   Liner Notes
Francis Poulenc   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Gus Klein   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Carol Friedman   Cover Photo
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Johannes Wohlleben   Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Henri Varna   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Edgar Lange   Composer
Philipp Heck   Engineer
Georges Konyn   Composer
Eva Bauer Oppelland   Engineer
Adrian von Ripka   Producer

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