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 proficient 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, folks, rhythm and blues, and soul, her sound is exclusive. Her dwell 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 adventure. She was once one of the first renowned performers ever to discuss race in track, and he or she lent her weight to the Civil Rights circulation from the outset. within the overdue Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, her politics even threatened to overshadow her artwork -- yet even then, her skill to rework an easy tune right into a spiritual event captivated the loads. all through her fifty-year profession, the incomparable excessive Priestess of Soul remained either astonishingly proficient and totally uncompromising."
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This was excruciatingly difficult for her. She later wrote, “I knew how lonely music made me, how I couldn’t talk about it to anyone and how the hours I devoted to it stopped me from having a normal life. . ”(I Put a Spell on You, 35) JUILLIARD New York City was an entirely different world from the one she had been accustomed to. She lived uptown on 145 th Street in Harlem, with a preacher friend of her The Concert Pianist mother’s, Mrs. Steinermayer. At first, the shy country girl was intimidated and shocked by much about New York, including the men who constantly drank and cursed loudly on the corner, but she gradually explored her new city.
He told Simone to come back in an hour to begin her show. Simone returned and immediately set to work, playing as instructed from nine o’clock at night until four o’clock in the morning. ” She came to the bar equipped with an arsenal of hundreds of popular songs and numerous classical pieces, and blended all the different styles that she had been exposed to over the years. She wrote, “What I did was combine them: I arrived prepared with classical pieces, hymns, and gospel songs and improvised on those, occasionally slipping in a part from a popular tune.
The two started talking at the Midtown, and he quickly became a regular at her shows. Simone wrote that “he thought of himself as a beatnik. . ” (I Put a Spell on You, 56) Ross and Simone would hang out together between sets, and he began to visit her during the day, introducing her to some of his friends. Simone and Ross eventually started dating, though half-heartedly on Simone’s side. 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.