January 14, 2003

She Calls It Work!

Watching and listening to Nancy Wilson at Avery Fisher Hall last night was heaven. I never really was a fan of Wilson's; more because I don't recall ever listening to her music. OK, it's really because of her negative comments about hiphop more than a decade ago (on the Arsenio Hall Show). She blew me away during a 2+hour performance. Owen and I really, really enjoyed the show.

I wish she would perform with Jimmy Scott who she's called a big influence and fabulous. I agree. While she's no Ella, I did get the chance to see a true diva at work.

Posted by ronn at January 14, 2003 04:17 PM

Nancy gives a great show. I will miss not seeing her here around Valentine's Day. I saw her twice last year and was thoroughly thrilled. Hey, don't hate for though I am not a hip-hop fan, I do respect it as an art form. I would love to see her perform with Jimmy Scott as well. That would be quite a show. Posted by: James on January 14, 2003 06:21 PM
Sounds great Ronn, will she be in town for a while doing other performances? Posted by: Ray on January 15, 2003 12:55 AM
James: Lucky you! Nancy mos def worked it the other night. To see her twice in one year is a blessing. Ray: Unfortunately, it was a single performance. She said she's "in the winter" of her life and won't perform that much. She is currently working on two CDs, one which will be titled "RSVP: Rare Songs, Very Personal." Her scatting duet/duel with John B. Williams on the bass was one of the many highlights of the evening. Posted by: ronn on January 15, 2003 10:17 AM
She and Ramsey Lewis each performed for their first time at the Monterey Jazz Festival last year. I had read that she was going to be doing less touring and spending more time with her family which makes every time seeing her even more special. Posted by: James on January 15, 2003 12:04 PM