Nina Simone ‎
At Carnegie Hall

Pure Pleasure Records / Colpix Records

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Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall is a 1963 album by jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. It is a live album recorded at Simone's first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York, on April 12, 1963, and was originally released on Colpix Records. – Wiki

This live album saw Nina Simone perform seven songs including "Black Swan", "Will I Find My Love Today" and the instrumental "Theme from Sayonara".

"She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone." –

“Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.

Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.

The legacy of Simone’s music and message can be heard not only in jazz but amongst the many pop artists who cite her influence. Several of Simone’s songs have become jazz standards, and her voice is even familiar to audiences who don't know her name through their frequent use in movie soundtracks and commercials. – 


  • Nina Simone, piano & vocal
  • Alvin Schackman, guitar
  • Phil Orlando, guitar
  • Lisle Ackinson, bass
  • Montego Joe, drums

Item description:


Nina Simone


At Carnegie Hall


Pure Pleasure Records / Colpix Records


Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180gram



Release Date:

This reissue: 2010 | Original – 1963




Soul-Jazz, Female Vocals, Live

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