Little Girl Blue (2022 Reissue)
Nina Simone's iconic Little Girl Blue plus 1 bonus track presented on 180g blue vinyl, includes new specially prepared liner notes by Penguin Guide to Jazz's writer Brian Morton and by Paris' prestigious Jazz Magazine.
"Backed by Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, this album showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues." - Thom Jurek, AllMusic
"Accompanied by bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert Heath, she shines on these magnificently chosen standards, which showcase her remarkable piano playing that was clearly imbued with the Classical tradition (racism deprived her of the Classical music career she had dreamed of) and a voice which fluctuates between harshness and gentleness." - Jazz Magazine
Released: February 2022
Label: 20th Century Masterworks