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What Is This Thing Called Love / Habanera by Janinah Burnett

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Album Title: Love The Color of Your Butterfly
Clazz
Released: 2021

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About the Album

On this richly eclectic debut project, 'Love the Color of Your Butterfly', vocalist Janinah Burnett breaks fresh ground and ever-so-naturally transcends traditional genres and parameters in marrying jazz and opera. Undoubtedly inspired by her father – legendary drummer Carl Burnett – Janinah presents 'Love the Color of Your Butterfly' as a particular nod to the influence of her mother, Imani Constance. On this debut album, Burnett reminisces upon the supportive words of her mother (“you can’t be another butterfly, you have to love the color of your butterfly”) by exploring the boundless musical elements of her life and career, including opera, art song, oratorio and the American indigenous music genres: spirituals, blues, jazz and soul. She performs a transcendent genre-blending versions of Cole Porter’s “What Is This Thing Called Love” fused with segments of “Habañera” from Carmen.

Song Listing

1. Creole Girl 2. What Is This Thing Called Love?/ Habañera 05:18 3. E Lucevan Le Stelle 4. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize 5. My Love 6. In A Sentimental Mood 7. T.G.T.T. 8. Someday We’ll All Be Free 9. Kiss Of Life 10. Lament/Strange Fruit 11. I Loves You Porgy 12. Honeysuckle Rose Retro Intro 13. Honeysuckle Rose

Personnel

Janinah Burnett
voice / vocals
Luques Curtis
bass, acoustic

Date featured

March 7, 2021

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