Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Jazz Vocalist Nnenna Freelon Makes Her Return & Patti Parks Sings The Blues For A "Whole Nother World"

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon returns May 21st with her first new album in over a decade. Her new release titled "Time Traveler" features eleven tracks and is a love letter for anyone who has lost someone close to them. She instantly grabs your attention with the strong, freeform vocals of "I Say A Little Prayer For You," as this song sets the stage for Nnenna to express herself through this set of standards and originals. Her loving vocals soar above the clouds on the beautiful ballad "Just You" and she gives "Betcha By Golly Wow" a slight makeover, turning the this soulful classic into a modern jazz standard. Nnenna re-imagines Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle" into a totally different melody, which showcases the talents of her amazing band, along with her ability to take an iconic song and make it her own. You can feel her emotions pour out during her rendition of "Moon River," before wrapping up her new album with the R&B backdrop given to "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and the title-track "Time Traveler," which has a vibrant feel, as Nnenna expresses herself with her stunning vocals. To find out more about Nnenna Freelon and her latest release "Time Traveler," please visit nnenna.com.

Also arriving soon is the latest album from blues artist Patti Parks titled "Whole Nother World." The album was produced by Grammy nominated blues artist Kenny Neal and features eight new electrifying songs, beginning with "I'm Trouble." Her vocals and style are perfectly balanced on this energetic opening song, before slowing the tempo down for the burning blues of "More Than You'll Ever Know." She belts out the lyrics of "It's A Man's, Man's Man's World" with power and grace on this iconic soulful number. The energy picks back up with the swinging rhythm of "Stickn' To My Guns" and the burning rock vibe of "I Can't Think," which has that classic bluesy swagger. Patti Parks finishes off her new album with the powerful message of "No Means No," as she delivers the vocals with a strength and purpose. To find out more about Patti Parks and her latest release "Whole Nother World," please visit thepattiparksband.com.

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