By Kerry Acker
" История из серии (Женщины в искусстве) Nina Simone пианистка, квалифицированный импровизатор, душераздирающая певицаЕе музыка не поддается классификации; слияния элементы классической, поп-, джаз, госпел, фолк, ритм и блюз .Душа и ее звук являются уникальными. Nina Simone: classically informed pianist, expert improviser, heartbreaking chanteuse, tempestuous diva, champion of civil rights, sour expatriate, and ever-controversial determine. just like the lady herself, her tune defies categorization; fusing components of classical, pop, jazz, gospel, people, rhythm and blues, and soul, her sound is exclusive. Her stay performances have been as mythical for his or her ardour and urgency as she was once for her mood. Simone used to be profoundly delicate to the African-American event. She was once one of the first renowned performers ever to discuss race in tune, and he or she lent her weight to the Civil Rights flow from the outset. within the past due Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, her politics even threatened to overshadow her artwork -- yet even then, her skill to remodel an easy music right into a spiritual adventure captivated the hundreds. all through her fifty-year profession, the incomparable excessive Priestess of Soul remained either astonishingly proficient and totally uncompromising."
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51 52 NINA SIMONE While Simone was back performing in Philadelphia that fall, Fields set up several shows for her in New York City, Upstate New York, and the popular off-Broadway town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. The gig at New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse Inn, brought on two unexpected and highly significant events: Simone met and played with another musician who was remarkably in sync with her, and she recorded the demo tape that would lead to her first record deal. A NEW DIRECTION At her gig at the Playhouse Inn, a guitarist named Al Schackman approached Simone and told her he’d heard some positive things about her and her music.
Simone later wrote, “If I didn’t feel a great deal of passion for him it was nice to wake up in his arms rather than on my own in a cold room. . ” (I Put a Spell on You, 56) That summer, Simone also met Jerry Fields, an agent from New York City who had taken an interest in her music. On the same night they were introduced, Simone later wrote, Fields promised to find her jobs in New York that would pay more money than she had been offered by anyone else. Fields went on to become Simone’s sole agent for the next five years.
It was their intention that Eunice Waymon become a concert pianist—the first AfricanAmerican concert pianist. Mary Kate and Mis Mazzy had a particular plan: Eunice would attend Juilliard and then take the scholarship examination for the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Although Eunice had spent hours and hours of her life playing the piano, preparing to become a classical pianist, she was reluctant to leave Edney behind. Around this time, Simone wrote, “Edney said ‘If you go to New York you won’t ever come back, we both know that.