Sunday coming down

Here’s hoping that you are all enjoying a great Easter weekend and taking it easy. Today’s selection of music is a collection of R&B and Smooth Jazz of musicians starting with the letter: “N” Have a wonderful week ahead! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

 

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11 thoughts on “Sunday coming down

  1. Another wonderful set of Sunday jazz, Chevvy! Natalie Cole–what a glowing beauty she is! And that sultry honey voice that manages to stay on top of a full orchestra. Just WOW! Loved the repetitive bass riff in Nicolas Beard, like walking alone on the beach at sunrise, the surf lazily washing up on the shore, over your bare feet. The first Norah Jones was definitely nightclub material—something about the sax and harmonica gave it the sound of a bygone era, like a diva singing in a dark, bootlegger bar during Prohibition. Norah Jones #2, where she accompanies herself on the piano, is more than the sum of its parts–not just two amazing talents, but the perfect interplay between them. Norman Brown with its echoey picks and claps and electronic waves felt like ripples on a pond when it starts to rain, balanced by deep bass undertones. That Nathan Heathman looks like trouble with his mischievous smile and half-wink. Great paradox here, the unhurried movement of a song about being in a hurry. Love how the instruments are interwoven into the fabric, how Nathan’s voice gracefully trails off and lets them shine. Nathan East was totally working the crowd, but the instruments seemed to be the stars here, each in its turn. Lips moved, but I couldn’t make out the words; it seemed as if they were lip-syncing the sounds their instruments make, like onomatopoeia of sorts? (I’ve got hearing issues, so my assessment could be totally offbase.) Nelson Rangell’s sax and bass moved me, made me want to get up and dance. Syreeta’s voice is a bit like Whitney Houston’s in timbre and range. I want to believe her when she says “Someday, every little thing’s gonna be OK.” New Edition’s deep bass sounds as if it’s rolling up a hill, a worthy backdrop for the tenor “boy voices” that overlap so seamlessly and harmonize so effortlessly. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the next installment. 🙂

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    1. I have to say that in as much as you look forward to these posts, I look forward to the appreciation you express in words I could never rival. It is such a pleasure for me put them together and listen again for the detail you pick up. Have a lovely week my dear!😀

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  2. Well, I guess it’s now Monday for you Chevvy. I’m going to play as if it’s Sunday (well it is for a little while longer over here). Once again, great choices…and Joan’s descriptions are so vivid.

    Here are my contributions:

    Najee, “Tokyo Blue”:

    The New Birth, “Dream Merchant”:

    Nils, “Dreamin'”

    Natural Four, “Can This Be Real”

    Hope your week gets off to a great start!

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    1. Thank you for your contributions Tracy. I actually had that Natural Four song in my sights, not sure how it fell off. But the other songs are new to me and I look forward to listening further to them. Have a great week too!

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