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Syracuse 2003 [no label, 2CD]

Syracuse Jazz Fest. Live at the Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse,New York; June 22, 2003. Very good soundboard.

American jazz singer Nancy Wilson, an award-winning singer whose beguiling expressiveness in jazz, R&B, gospel, soul and pop, made her a crossover recording star for five decades and who also had a prolific career as an actress, activist and commercial spokeswoman. Wilson resisted the label of “jazz singer” for much of her career, although jazz was the form to which she returned time and again and in which she had her greatest critical and popular success. She considered herself above all “a song stylist,” she once told The Washington Post. “That’s my essence,” she said, “to weave words, to be dramatic.”

She sought to meld the seemingly incongruous styles of her two greatest influences: the ethereal Jimmy Scott and the penetrating and sultry Dinah Washington. Wilson’s singing was at once regal and vulnerable, and she inspired two generations of singers, including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker and Nnenna Freelon. “She has such a classy sound, but she’s never afraid to be a woman, or to tell it like it is,” Freelon once told the San Jose Mercury News.

Jazz historian and critic Will Friedwald, in his volume “A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers,” called Wilson a formidable presence in pop, jazz and blues - “the most important vocalist to come along after these three genres were codified and move freely among them.” She passed away in 2018 at the age of 81. - syracuse.com

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Thanks to taper Terry Sullivan; and to beatkilla for sharing the show at Dime.

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Soundboard > Sony SBM-1 A/D Converter > Sony D-8 DAT
DAT Transfer: Panosonic SV-3700 > SP/DIF > HHB CD-R 850
CD Transfer: CD Optical Drive > Traders Little Helper FLAC Encoding
Location: Inside Soundboard Enclosure

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Disc 1
Track 101. Night in Tunisia 16:30
Track 102. Manteca 16:01
Track 103. Things To Come 7:37
Track 104. Strike Up The Band 3:32
Track 105. More Love 6:38
51 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 4:11
Track 202. I Can’t Make You Love Me 5:49
Track 203. It Don’t Mean a Thing If it Ain’t Got that Swing/Guess Who I Saw Today 10:09
Track 204. All Of Me 5:10
Track 205. You’ll See/My Funny Valentine 8:34
Track 206. False start/Announcements/Day in, Day Out 6:17
41 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: NANCY WILSON - SYRACUSE 2003”

  2. Rumor has it this was a lady who preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Oct 24, 2021

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Oct 24, 2021

  4. Clearly not the Ann Wilson of Heart fame!

    By Trevor Smith on Oct 24, 2021

  5. Or even Nancy Wilson. Doh!

    By Trevor Smith on Oct 24, 2021

  6. On the front cover she looks like she’s about to go down on the mic.

    By Curious Kangaroo on Oct 24, 2021

  7. She would never fuck me, no chicks will.


    By U L E on Oct 24, 2021

  8. Twernt me above more fakes

    By U L E on Oct 25, 2021

  9. Is anybody surprised ???

    By HHH on Oct 25, 2021

  10. Im not HHH sweetie. Let me blows you where they found Laundrys’ dirty remains

    By Derrick on Oct 25, 2021

  11. Last two twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Oct 25, 2021

  12. Thus black broad liked em big I heard .

    By ELU on Oct 25, 2021

  13. I never knew that Ann and Nancy Wilson were black . Surprises never cease.

    By T J on Oct 25, 2021

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