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Reimagining Laura Nyro

Music CD - 2014
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Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs leads and all-star interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works. Featuring guest artists Renee Fleming, Esperanza Spalding, Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Wayne Shorter, and more. Nyro is a singer-songwriter from the Songwriters and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame whose blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics have stayed with Childs. His devotion to her art is at the heart of this album.

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Nov 16, 2016

An interesting "reimagining" of ten tunes by the late Laura Nyro by arranger and pianist Billy Childs for a small ensemble of winds and stings with various female vocalists and 'guest' musicians. The vocalists are Renee Fleming (with Yo-Yo Ma, cello), Becca Stevens, Lisa Fischer, Esperanza Spalding (with Wayne Shorter, saxophone), Rickie Lee Jones (with Chris Potter, saxophone), Ledisi, Susan Tedeschi (with Steve Wilson, saxophone), Shawn Colvin (with Chris Botti, trumpet), Dianne Reeves, and Alison Krauss (with Jerry Douglas, piano).

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