Remastered reissue of a classic album by Jeanne Lee, recorded in 1992.
Jazz singer Jeanne Lee is one of the great vocal innovators while remaining firmly grounded in the jazz vocal tradition. 'Natural Affinities' ranges from free improvisation to straight ahead readings of standards and Lee is joined by pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers, bassist Dave Holland, multi-instrumentalist Gunter Hampel and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.
Jeanne Lee - (vocals), Dave Holland - (bass), Amina Claudine Myers - (piano, vocals), Gunter Hampel - (flute, vibraphone), Jerome Harris - (guitar), Wadada Leo Smith - (trumpet), Newman Baker - (drums), Mark Whitecage - (alto sax), Paul Broadnax - (piano, vocals), Lisle Atkinson - (bass)
A brilliant and underrated singer showing her remarkable stylistic range...an excellent introduction to her work. -- Jazzwise, (Alyn Shipton), August 2008