Limited edition audiophile pressing, 180g premium vinyl.
The magic of Nina’s voice and piano in an intimate small group live setting. Her first album for Philips, it consists of selected performances recorded live at Carnegie Hall in March and April 1964.
“Here, the singer and pianist is backed by a spare, jazzy quartet, and some of the songs rank among her most socially conscious declarations of african-american pride: ‘Old Jim Crow,’ ‘Pirate Jenny,’ ‘Go Limp,’ and, especially, ‘Mississippi Goddam’ were some of the most forthright musical reflections of the civil rights movement to be found at the time. In a more traditional vein, she also reprises her hit ‘I Loves You, Porgy’ and the jazz ballad ‘Don’t Smoke In Bed’.” - Richie Unterberger, Allmusic