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Nnenna Freelon-2002-Tales Of Wonder

Nnenna Freelon-2002-Tales Of Wonder

Recorded January 15-17 and 29, 2002. Sear Sound, New York City
Additional recording February 16, 2002, the Sound Bunker, Darien, CT
Mixed February 13-19, 2002, the Sound Bunker, Darien, CT
Mastered at The Mastering Lab., April 2002

Listado de Temas:

 01 - Overjoyed - 04:49 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 02 - Creepin' Guitar [Solo Chuck Loeb] - 05:05 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 03 - Lately - 05:46 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 04 - Superstition  [Solo Bass Gerald Veasley, Voice Nnenna Freelon] - 05:32 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 05 - The Tears Of A Clown [Solo Violin Jason Crosby] - 05:32 min. - Autor:  Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, William Robinson Jr.

 06 - Black Orchid - 05:00 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 07 - My Cherie Amour [Solo Guitar Chuck Loeb] - 03:51 min. - Autor: Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy

 08 - Bird Of Beauty [Solo Soprano Saxophone Gerry Niewood, Vocals  Nnenna Freelon] - 04:40 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 09 - All In Love Is Fair [Solo Tenor Saxophone Gerry NIewood] - 06:54 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 10 - Send One Your Love [Solo Guitar Chuck Loeb, Harmonica Enrico Granafei] - 05:06 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 11 - Another Star [Solo Flute Gerry Niewood] - 03:47 min. - Autor: Stevie Wonder

 12 - Until You Come Back To Me [Solo Bass Gerald Veasley, Tenor Saxophone  Gerry Niewood] - 05:24 min. - Autor:  Clarence Paul, Morris Broadnax, Stevie Wonder

12 Temas - Tiempo Total: 01:01:26
    flac @ 779 - 350,89 MB

El Cielo Y El Dedo


AllMusic Review by Paula Edelstein


Following her double Grammy-nominated CD entitled Soulcall, vocalist Nnenna Freelon has delivered a stunning tribute to master musician Stevie Wonder with Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder. In addition to being the first vocal CD ever done as a tribute to the legendary Wonder, the recording boasts several guest musicians accompanying her core ensemble. Freelon interprets such well-known Wonder classics as "Overjoyed," "My Cherie Amour," and "Another Star" in a voice that is sensual and personable, yet appealing and expressive. This collection of well-chosen pop standards allows Freelon more freedom to express the jazzier side of her talent than the blues and R&B flavors she sang on Soulcall due to the compositional integrity of Stevie Wonder's songs. These particular songs allow for the improvisational aspects of jazz while balancing their pop essence. By adding the strong work of bassist Gerald Veasley and guitarist Chuck Loeb alongside her working ensemble, her special imprint of languorous tempo that shows off her great time and phrasing is even more appealing. Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder is sure to garner more support for Nnenna Freelon as a vocalist who can handle more than one side of the musical spectrum.

Compañías, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Concord Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Concord Records, Inc.
Recorded At – The Sound Bunker
Recorded At – Old Post Road Studios
Recorded At – Sear Sound
Mixed At – The Sound Bunker
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Disctronics


Arranged By – Benny Diggs (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), Brandon McCune (tracks: 2, 6-11), Chuck Loeb (tracks: 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), Gerald Veasley (tracks: 6, 7, 9-12), John Snyder (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), Joseph Joubert (tracks: 1, 5), Nnenna Freelon (tracks: 1, 2, 4-12), Woody Williams (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged By [Rhythm Tracks] – Benny Diggs (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), Brandon McCune (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), Chuck Loeb (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), Gerald Veasley (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), John Snyder (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), Nnenna Freelon (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12), Woody Williams (tracks: 1-5, 8, 12)
Art Direction – Abbey Anna, Andrea R. Nelson
Coordinator [Production] – Erik Privert, Laura Oliveri, RaeShawn Williams
Copyist [Music] – Christopher Jentsch
Design – Andrea R. Nelson
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass – Gerald Veasley
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Chuck Loeb
Engineer – Dave Samuels, Jay Newland
Engineer [Assistant] – Jim Mageras, Todd Parker (2)
Executive-Producer – Glen Barros, John Burk
Flute, Flute [Alto], Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Gerry Niewood
Harmonica – Enrico Granafei
Management – Ed Keane Associates
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Robert Hadley
Mixed By – Jay Newland
Mixed By [Assistant] – Jim Mageras
Percussion – Bashiri Johnson
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas
Piano, Organ [Hammond B-3], Organ, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Brandon McCune
Producer – John Snyder
Producer [Associate] – Ed Keane
Producer [Associate], Directed By [Musical] – Bennie Diggs*
Production Manager – Valerie Whitesell
Trumpet – Ronnie Buttacavoli
Vibraphone, Marimba – Dave Samuels
Violin – Andy Stein, Jason Crosby


Gerald Veasley appears courtesy of Head Up International
Chuck Loeb appears courtesy of Shanachie Records

Nnenna Freelon uses Shure Microphones
Dave Samuels plays Yamaha vibraphones and marimbas
Gerry Niewood plays Haynes flutes and Selmer saxophones
Gerald Veasley plays Ibenez basses
Chuck Loeb plays Yamaha guitars

℗© 2002 Concord Records, Inc., 100 North Crescent Drive, Suite 275, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manufactured in E.U.

Nnenna Freelon: Tales Of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder


By DAVE NATHAN  October 1, 2002

For her latest album, Nnenna Freelon has set aside what she calls the music of her parents to pay tribute to one of the most talented artists of her day, Stevie Wonder. For me, this album is a curious homage. Instead of capturing the joy of Wonder's music, Freelon sings as if she were worshiping at a temple erected to honor of the composer. The arrangements are heavy, spiritual and muddy, lacking any crispness. Some of her interpretations of Wonder's works are unique to say the least. "The Tears of a Clown" has a spiritual tinge to it with Freelon's vocals rising above, slightly dissonant, a seemingly disorganized arrangement with Jason Crosby's violin leading the way along with a truck load of electronically created instrumentation. The same is true of "My Cherie Amour", with the guitar of Chuck Loeb being the major non electronically created back up. Freelon is an incredibly gifted singer and Wonder...well Wonder is Wonder. One would think this should have been a musical marriage made in heaven. But it just didn't work out that way to my ears. When one hears Wonder made music, one expects one's toes to tap, shoulders to move and hips to sway or heart strings to be tugged. With the exception of "Bird of Beauty", instead of swaying and tapping, there's a lot of plodding going on.
Freelon's web page is at http://www.freelon.com/nnenna.

Track Listing: Overjoyed; Creepin'; Lately; Superstition; The Tears of a Clown; Black Orchid; My Cherie Amour; Bird of Beauty; All in Love Is Fair; Send One Your Love; Another Star; Until You Come Back to Me

Personnel: Nnenna Freelon - Vocals; Gerry Niewood - Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano & Tenor Sax; Ronnie Buttacavoli - Trumpet; Brandon McCune - Piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Fender Rhodes Piano; Dave Samuels - Vibes/Marimba; Chuck Loeb - Acoustic & Electric Guitar; Gerald Veasley - Electric & Acoustic Bass; Woody Williams - Drums; Bashiri Johnson - Percussion; Enrico Granafei - Harmonica; Jason Crosby, Andy Stein - Violin

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Concord Music Group | Style: Vocal

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