The Nearness Of You – 2016
A beautiful version of the Hoagy Carmichael ballad
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Lizz Wright has always had a very attractive voice, whether singing gospel, jazz, standards, or pop, and she has been a popular attraction during the past decade.
On this performance, sung in tribute to Ella Fitzgerald during her centennial year in 2016, Lizz Wright is accompanied by pianist Kenny Banks on a luscious version of “The Nearness Of You” and talks briefly about Ella and her music.
– Scott Yanow