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- Released: August 22, 2006
- Label: Mcg Jazz
Down Beat - p.844 stars out of 5
-- "It there ever was a recent disc to illustrate the art of luxuriating in one's golden years without the overblown melodrama, TURNED TO BLUE is that perfect case study."
JazzTimes - p.115
"[S]he continues to cover all the bases, often circling them as she hits a umber of homers....Ms. Wilson is swinging elegance personified."
- 1.This Is All I Ask
- 2.Take Love Easy
- 3.Turned to Blue
- 4.Knitting Class
- 5.Be My Love
- 6.Taking a Chance on Love
- 7.Just Once
- 8.These Golden Years
- 9.I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up
- 10.Old Folks
- 11.I'll Be Seeing You
Personnel: Nancy Wilson (vocals); Hubert Laws (flute); James Moody , Andy Snitzer, Tom Scott, Bob Mintzer (tenor saxophone); Rufus Reid (upright bass).
That diva Nancy Wilson was still going strong in the early 2000s, some 40 years after her heyday in the mid 1960s, is a testament to both the appeal of her music and the unassailable worth of her talent. Wilson's voice is expectedly weathered on 2006's TURNED TO BLUE, and she leans more toward adult contemporary pop than the jazz of her early career, but these changes matter little given the singer's stirring performances. The set list is comprised mostly of ballads, with a few twists (the Maya Angelou poem in the title track), and standards ("I'll Be Seeing You") thrown in for good measure. A host of top-shelf instrumentalists bring added sparkle to a stylish, classy outing from this vocal legend.