What do you get when you mix Jill Scott, Al Jarreau and George Benson together? One of the best versions of the jazz classic “God Bless The Child” in the last decade. How can you go wrong with these music greats. Seven-time Grammy Award winning Al Jarreau has an endless list of albums and hit songs and collaborations throughout his long and successful career. Grammy-winning Jill Scott glides beautifully from R&B, Neo Soul to Jazz standards with such ease in her unique style and thunderous talent. George Benson is known for his famous guitar-vocal style which has made him a ten-time Grammy Award winning artist with one of the best songs in my opinion of all time “This Masquerade.”
Below is a video version of their recording of God Bless The Child which is available on iTunes on 2 different albums Jill Scott Collaborations and George Benson & Al Jarreau ”Givin It Up”. Both albums are great! Preview them for yourself after listening to God Bless The Child, and download a copy. Hope that you enjoyed Sunday Jazz Corner this week.
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This week is going to be in the 90′s! The City has officially opened all 54 outdoor New York City public swimming pools.
Public pools will remain open until Labor Day (September 2, 2013).
General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stay cool, keep hydrated and get refreshed in one of the public pools near you.
Lasker Pool in Central Park
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This version of ”Strange Fruit” by Nina Simone channels what many feel during racial times from years gone by to current controversial issues such as the Trayvon Martin shooting. See the link below for the lyrics (controversial to many) and songwriters credits. Billie Holiday’s original version was the popular version of this jazz classic. It is equally if not better than Nina’s version but this rendition adds such a darkness and extra edgy realness that haunts your awareness.
If you do not already have a collection of Nina Simone’s music, treat yourself and go to iTunes and listen through her incredible career and legacy. I thought I had almost everything by her, but just downloaded two albums I’d never heard before.
Nina Simone Wikipedia
Strange Fruit Lyrics
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