Nina REVISITED…A Tribute To Nina Simone

Nina Revisited - A Tribute To Nina Simone

In celebration of the highly anticipated Netflix original documentary What, Happened, Miss Simone?, REVIVE Music/RCA Records are proud to release NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone.  The 16 track tribute pays homage to the legendary Nina Simone with re-worked renditions of some of her most popular songs by artists such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Common, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Lisa Simone (daughter of Nina Simone), newcomer Grace, Alice Smith, Gregory Porter and Lalah Hathaway.

NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone, was produced by Jayson Jackson, Suzette Williams and Peter Edge, Grammy Award winners Robert Glasper, who cites Nina Simone as “one of the most important and influential artist ever,” and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Nina Simone is truly one of the greatest talents in musical history and with NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone, REVIVE Music/RCA Records hope to celebrate the music, career and life of the legendary musician.

“That the album changes so much, though, is strangely its own form of tribute. Simone’s albums were inherently eclectic, as she often switched genres from song to song, and sometimes within one song itself. In the end, listeners might leave wondering how Hill would have carried the weight of a full Simone tribute album by herself (as artists like Meshell Ndegeocello and Xiu Xiu have done), but more appropriately, we close with Simone on her own terms — the voice that set these artists, and the nation, musically free in the first place.”NPR First Listen


George Duke Talks About His New Album ‘DreamWeaver’ Set For Release July 16


Out of devastating pain comes DreamWeaverthe new disc, which GRAMMY® Award-winning keyboardist/composer/arranger/producer George Duke considers his “most honest album in several years.” The making of DreamWeaver occurred after his wife, Corine, passed away. Struck with grief, he found it difficult to work during that period. “I didn’t feel like creating any music, which was odd, because normally that’s the easiest thing for me to do,” he says, “Sometimes, I would walk into the studio and say, ‘Nah. It’s not going to happen.'”

Duke’s mojo returned while on a Capital Jazz Cruise. During the first couple of days, he didn’t play any music, but did check out some of the other bands. “By the third day, something happened,” he remembers. After returning to his cabin around 4 a.m. from listening to music, inspiration ignited. “I went back on the deck and watched the sun come up. A couple of songs started coming to me; I got out my pen and paper, and started writing.”

With the assistance of an illustrious cast of musicians that includes bassists Christian McBride and Stanley Clarke; singers Lalah Hathaway, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeffrey Osborne and the late Teena Marie; guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. and the late Jef Lee Johnson; among others, DreamWeaver, set for release July 16, 2013, finds Duke emphasizing more instrumentals than in the past as well as concentrating more on his mastery on various synthesizers. Below George Duke talks about his “most honest album in years” and from the sounds of it we can’t wait for the 16th!