Friday, August 17, 2007

Track of the Day: 8-17-07

Today's Track of the Day:

Nina Simone - "Love Me Or Leave Me"

I'm a big Nina Simone fan, and this track is really outstanding. Her voice is always rich, warm, and expressive, even in a lighthearted tune like this. What's really great about the song, though, is her piano solo, which takes up half of the track and includes a wild baroque section that's unlike anything else I've heard except maybe Keith Jarrett. It's as though Bach decided to sit in with a jazz trio for a chorus or two. Highly recommended.

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