DEBBIE RELEASES NEW ALBUM!
SLEDGE SINGS SIMONE
Release Date: July 10th, 2020
Debbie Sledge honors Nina Simone in this stunning live concert recording. Nina Simone’s seminal voice and remarkable music stood up against racial injustice and carried forward American civil rights efforts for decades. Debbie's group, Sister Sledge, released the iconic song "We Are Family" four decades ago, and it remains a universal anthem for diverse communities the world over. The intersection of Nina's brilliant music, with its defiant social outcry, and Debbie’s passionate call for unity through her healing voice, is something to truly cherish. Significantly, for these times, the performance was recorded in Denmark - a country where many African American musicians sought refuge during the height of the 1960s civil rights movement. Experience the intimacy, ambience and power of being there on that auspicious night. The album will be released to mark the period of the postponed Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Debbie Sledge // vocals // Phoenix (Grammy Award Winner, 8 Top-10 Singles with Sister Sledge)
Niels Lan Doky // piano // Copenhagen (43 Artist Albums, Knighted by HM the Queen of Denmark, Metheny, Breckers, Thielemans, Sanborn, etc.) Victor Jones // drums // New York (Getz, J. Scott, Petrucciani, S. Clarke, Gillespie, etc.)
François Moutin // double bass // Paris & New York (Solal, Portal, R. Haynes, D. Liebman, L. Moutin, M. Stern, B. Hart, J.Tain Watts, etc.)
A personal note from Debbie: My humblest thanks to my dear late Aunt Geri (Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy) for her constant support and encouragement.