Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s last album : ‘Seasons of a Life’ (2006)

Lena Horne’s ‘Seasons of a Life’ is her last album recorded between 1993 and 1997 and released on January 24, 2006 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Black Is (Marissa Dodge) – 05:20 . 2.Maybe (Billy Strayhorn) – 02:42 . 3.I’Ve Got To Have You (Kris Kristofferson) – 04:15 . 4.I’Ll Always Leave The Door A Little Open (Richard Rodney) – 03:45 . 5.You’Re The One (Billy Strayhorn) – 02:54 . 6.Something To Live For (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 04:33 . 7.Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:50 . 8.Singin’ In The Rain (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 04:14 . 9.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 05:05 . 10.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 03:47

Carol Friedman

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Piano . Mike Renzi – Piano . Akira Tana – Drums . Rodney Jones – Guitar . Benjamin Brown – Double Bass . Bobby Forrester – Organ . Donald Harrison – Saxophone . Charles Randolph Grean – String Conductor

Production : Produced By Rodney Jones . Peter Darmi – Engineer, Mastering, Mixing

Package : Carol Friedman asterisques RVM – Art Direction, Cover Photo . Gordon H. Jee – Creative Director

Recorded 1993-1997.

Released On January 24, 2006 By Blue Note.


All About Jazz
While Horne is an entrancing performer in the nightclub setting, where she projects class and warmth, her performances on disc can seem a bit much. Her frequent technique of talk-singing is a fine tool for communicating through vocals and body language, but here, suspended from the context of a flesh and blood performance, it seems kind of odd. […]

… last time, to do what she’s always done best-luxuriate in sultry double entendres with a slow, knowing wink and a sly chuckle. […]

It’s an effective capstone to her careerand shows that even at the age of 80, the former Cotton Club featured attraction had lost little of the verve and sophistication she exhibited throughout her career. […]


Lena Horne’s ‘Seasons of a Life’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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