Nina Simone’s name is once again in the spotlight with a new Netflix series and album to along with it. Her voice felt almost unreal. It has a way of getting under your skin, almost making you uncomfortable. Sometimes that is the best kind of beauty – one that is hard to grasp. However, she wasn’t just her voice. She was a supremely talented arranger and pianist, as is evident in this song of the day: African Mailman.
It’s beautiful and just about everything I love about groovy, fast-tempo jazz. This is one of those songs that I can have on repeat.