Nnenna Freelon

July 6, 2010 / No Comments

(Concord Records)

For her latest release, Homefree, Nnenna Freelon decided to stay at home, recording the project at Sound Pure Studios in Durham, North Carolina, where she’s lived for the past 28 years. What has not changed is the way in which the singer enchants the listener with her captivating voice and equally engrossing arrangements of standards from jazz to pop, and even gospel. Freelon is aided wonderfully in this regard, by the talents of pianist Brandon McCune, drummer Kinyah Ayah, bassist Wayne Batchelor, percusionist Beverly Botsford, guitarist Scott Sawyer, as well as her son, Pierce Freelon, on one track. As with most of her past efforts, Nnenna Freelon is captivating from the very first note to the very last.

Click here to listen to a clip of “The Lamp Is Low”.

Tracks: The Lamp Is Low, I Feel Pretty, The Very Thought of You, Theme from Valley of The Dolls, Smile, You and The Night and The Music, Cell Phone Blues, Get Out of Town, Skylark, Lift Every Voice and Sing, America the Beautiful.