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Nanette Natal: Lose Control

Read "Lose Control" reviewed by Robert Spencer


This is a collection of some of the best of vocalist Nanette Natal. If you haven't yet had a chance to sample her silken voice, don't miss this one. Her voice can soar and keen, and lower to a hypnotic whisper. She has an enormous amount of range and soul - more than quite a few other vocalists who are better known.

While the personnel listing on this one is a bit sketchy, she seems to enjoy the considerable talents ...

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Nanette Natal: Stairway to the Stars

Read "Stairway to the Stars" reviewed by Robert Spencer


That Nanette Natal is a genuine jazz singer in the grandest tradition of Ella, Sassy, and Dinah Washington (whose approach she recalls a bit), is clear from the first moments of her entrance on Stairway to the Stars. Back only by drums, she attacks “Fascinating Rhythm" with utter confidence and full-throated passion, tempered by a supremely confident playfulness. Her extended scat section here recalls Ella at her most daring, and drummer Todd Turkisher, all alone, provides an exciting, original, and ...


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