NINA SIMONE SINGS ELLINGTON (DOXY)
180 gram LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1962, here Nina pays homage to the man most responsible for bringing jazz music out of the shadows and into every home in America.
Duke Ellington changed our country's very cultural fabric, while giving us a hugely improved soundtrack to go along with it.
Simone, a classically trained pianist herself, aligns herself with this great American tradition, adding new layers of meaning to standards like "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and "Satin Doll", in a way that always left fans clamouring for more.