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Nnenna Freelon – Time Traveler (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Nnenna Freelon – Time Traveler (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:06 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Origin Records

What Freelon is building is not just a castle of love, but an expanded repertoire for jazz singers’ – The Washington Post. Multi Grammy nominated vocal artist Nnenna Freelon is back, delivering her eleventh album after a decade-long hiatus from the studio. With Time Traveler, she offers a celebration of love and a prayer of hope for those living with loss. The sessions for the album stretched over two years, between 2018 and 2020, coinciding with the loss of Freelon’s soulmate and husband of forty years, Phil Freelon, to ALS. Freelon draws from her & Phil’s shared love of jazz and rhythm and blues, to step through an imagined doorway where past, present and future collide. From the album’s centerpiece, a medley of Marvin Gaye classics, to standards such as ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ and ‘Moon River,’ or her self-penned title song, Freelon reminds us of the grace and elegance that naturally accompanies her approach to interpreting melody. Inspired by her emotive glances to the past, and soulful presence in the here and now, she paints a portrait of reverence and gratitude for the gift of love that permeates every aspect of the human condition.

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Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:06 minutes | Scans included | 3,43 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,03 GB

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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