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Time Traveler by Nnenna Freelon

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Album Title: Time Traveler
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021

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About the Album

Multi-GRAMMY nominated vocal artist Nnenna Freelon is back, delivering her eleventh album after a decade-long hiatus from the studio. With 'Time Traveler,' she offers a celebration of love and a prayer of hope for those living with loss. The sessions for the album stretched over two years, between 2018 and 2020, coinciding with the loss of Freelon’s soulmate and husband of forty years, Phil Freelon, to ALS. Freelon draws from her & Phil's shared love of jazz and rhythm and blues, to step through an imagined doorway where past, present and future collide. From the album's centerpiece, a medley of Marvin Gaye classics, to standards such as “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Moon River,” or her self-penned title song, Freelon reminds us of the grace and elegance that naturally accompanies her approach to interpreting melody. Inspired by her emotive glances to the past, and soulful presence in the here and now, she paints a portrait of reverence and gratitude for the gift of love that permeates every aspect of the human condition.

Song Listing

I Say a Little Prayer; Marvin Medley; Just You; Betcha By Golly Wow; Time in a Bottle; You Make Me Feel Brand New; Moon River; Time After Time; Come Rain or Come Shine; Time Traveler; Time Traveler (Reprise).

Personnel

Nnenna Freelon
voice / vocals
Keith Ganz
guitar
Jon Curry
drums
Noah Jackson
bass, acoustic
Gerald Veasley
bass, electric
Brandon McCune
organ, Hammond B3
Kirk Whalum
saxophone

Additional Personnel

Shana Tucker-cello, Beverly Botsford-percussion, Trineice Robinson-Martin-background vocal

Date featured

May 13, 2021

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