The Jazz Plays Nina Simone

Nina Simone - the JAZZ plays...Nina Simone  

Posted by drucen at Nov. 22, 2008
Nina Simone - the JAZZ plays...Nina Simone

Nina Simone - the JAZZ plays…Nina Simone
The Definitive Nina Simone Collection

APE (cue+log+covers) | 440 Mb | RS
Released: 2008 | Label: Universal Music | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nina Simone - The Jazz Plays Nina Simone (2008)  

Posted by mohet2003 at Oct. 31, 2008
Nina Simone  - The Jazz Plays Nina Simone (2008)

Nina Simone - The Jazz Plays Nina Simone (2008)
Label: Universal | janvier 2008 | MP3 @320kbps | 96 + 69 MB
Genre: Compilation-Jazz

The company that owns the digital radio station "theJazz" has announced that the station is closing down at the end of March, barely more than a year since it opened. So it is hardly a propitious time to release an album with this title. Perhaps the CD should have been called theJazz Doesn't Play Nina Simone.

Nevertheless, this is a good representative selection from the work of a singing pianist who always seemed to be outside the jazz mainstream. She is not even mentioned in some jazz reference books, perhaps for the snobbish reason that some of her singles got into the pop charts and have even been used in TV commercials (but so have those of Louis Armstrong - the subject of theJazz's previous release). Certainly Simone was the kind of artist who appeals to people who don't normally regard themselves as jazz fans. This album includes such popular hits as I Put a Spell on You and My Baby Just Cares For me but unaccountably omits To Love Somebody, which got into the UK Top Five in 1969.

However popular she was, and despite her classical training, she was undoubtedly a jazz performer - and a unique one. Her voice was deep and she often used a very wide vibrato, putting songs across with a passion which also found voice in her political activism. But this passion gave a forcefulness to many of her performances: whether an optimistic song like Feeling Good or the sombre Strange Fruit (here performed very histrionically). Her piano style was often thumping - even ponderous - a quality she shared with Dave Brubeck (another classically-influenced pianist). And she took material from whatever sources she pleased - popular songs, show tunes, folk and gospel songs, as well as jazz standards and her own originals. Who else would take the Ellington tune Mood Indigo as she does on this CD - as a fast swing number? She was not always the subtlest of performers, although a track like Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair shows that she could be tender and restrained.

Nina left the USA in 1974 and eventually settled in the south of France, where she died in 2003. However you categorize her, she certainly left her mark on music.

Nina Simone - The Ballad of Nina Simone (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 6, 2015
Nina Simone - The Ballad of Nina Simone (2014)

Nina Simone - The Ballad of Nina Simone (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:32 min | 138 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Wnts

Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic. Simone was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries; her work swung back and forth between jazz, blues, soul, classical, R&B, pop, gospel, and world music, with passion, emotional honesty, and a strong grasp of technique as the constants of her musical career.
Nina Simone - Angel Of The Morning: The Best Of Nina Simone [2CD] (2009)

Nina Simone - Angel Of The Morning: The Best Of Nina Simone [2CD] (2009)
FLAC tracks + cue + log + cover shots | 01:02:26 + 01:05:07 | 707 MB (3% rec.)
Vocal Jazz/Pop | Label: Camden/Sony Music UK, 88697495192

2009 two CD set from the Jazz icon containing recordings pulled from the Sony/BMG archives. 36 tracks including 'I Loves You Porgy', 'Angel Of The Morning', 'I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free', 'My Sweet Lord' and many more.

Nina Simone – The Best Of Nina Simone (Comp. 1990)  

Posted by janwal46 at April 14, 2010
Nina Simone – The Best Of Nina Simone (Comp. 1990)

Nina Simone – The Best Of Nina Simone (Comp. 1990)
Philips | Comp. 1990 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 294Mb+11Mb

Eunice Kathleen Waymon's beautiful, mellifluous voice is one of the most distinctive and celebrated in music. As Nina Simone she recorded over forty albums during a long and distinguished career that stretched over five decades. Nina recorded for Philips from 1964-1966. This "best of" contains 10 songs that made up the original U.S. LP release of this collection, plus the additional tracks "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "The Other Woman", both songs which are closely associated with Nina.
BBC - Secret Knowledge: Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula (2015)

BBC - Secret Knowledge: Nina Simone and Me with Laura Mvula (2015)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2397 Kbps | 29mn 20s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 503 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Laura Mvula uncovers the influence of Nina Simone’s classical training in her version of Love Me or Leave Me. Laura Mvula illustrates the contrapuntal classical piano technique that Nina Simone puts to good use in her version of Love Me or Leave Me.

VA - Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)  

Posted by tomashass at July 9, 2015
VA - Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)

VA - Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:15:34 | 174 MB
Genre: RnB, Soul, Jazz | Label: RCA Records

To accompany the release of the documentary on the life of singer and jazz musician Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone times ?, a disk has been created in parallel. Lauryn Hill will interpret six pieces, including "Feeling Good" first round revealed this week. Companion to 2015 film 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' produced by Robert Glasper & Lauryn Hill with Mary J Blige, Usher & others. Nina Simone - American singer, pianist, composer. It sticks to the jazz tradition, but use very different executable material that combines jazz, soul, pop, gospel and blues, recording songs with a big orchestra.
Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CD

Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 235 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: PLAY 24-7 | # PLAY 2-069 | Time: 01:26:20

The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude".
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:54 minutes | 947 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Little Girl Blue is an artistic statement by jazz virtuoso Nina Simone that reinvents a wide variety of compositions. Simone's combination of classical training, smoky-alto vocal delivery and the influence of modern jazz make her a novel and inspiring jazz singer and instrumentalist.

Nina Simone - Gold (2003)  

Posted by thingska at Sept. 2, 2010
Nina Simone - Gold (2003)

Nina Simone - Gold (2003)
2CD | EAC-Rip | APE-image +cue +log +COVERS | June 9, 2003 | 745 Mb
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal | Hotfile, Fileserve

When I first bought this CD I was not very familiar with the work of Nina Simone and so bought it as something of a 'taster'. After listening to it only once I begame a huge nina fan! There is such a broad range of work present on this CD, from tunes that most people would recognise such as the stirring and uplifting 'Feeling Good', the smooth jazz classic 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' to the dark and haunting 'I Put a Spell on You', which sends shivers down your spine, to a range of others which showcase Nina's unique and passionate voice. I know it sounds unlikely but there in not, in my opinion, a bad song on this CD. There is music to suit every emotion, from upbeat jazzy numbers such as 'I'm Gonna Leave you' to slow, brooding songs such as 'Don't Smoke in Bed'.