Nina Simone

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Nina Simone Pencil Portrait
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*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

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“Pastel Blues” is a studio album by Jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter Nina Simone (1933–2003). It was recorded in 1964 and 1965 in New York City and released in 1965 by Philips Records. The title is somewhat deceiving because the songs on the album incorporate different musical styles besides the blues, such as jazz, soul and folk music.

The album contains “Sinnerman,” one of Simone’s most famous songs. Simone learned the lyrics of this more than 10 minute song when it was used on revival meetings by her mother to help people confess their sins. “Sinnerman” has been featured in various films, commercials and remixes, including The Thomas Crown Affair,” Cellular,” the Absinthe Films snowboarding video “Futureproof,” in episodes of the TV shows “Scrubs,” and Sherlock,” the David Lynch film Inland Empire,” the video game Marc Ecko’s “Getting Up:” Contents Under Pressure, remixes by Hip-hop producer Kanye West, and Felix da Housecat (for Verve Record’s Verve Remixed series).

For most people, it is their initiation into the musical legacy of the American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. Simone would work in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop, remaining to the very end, a “class act.”