Grateful thanks to M at Random Distractions for alerting me to the Radio 3 Jazz Library programme devoted to Nina Simone which I missed while I was away.
I've been playing and replaying all morning and it's reduced me to rather a melty heap. You can listen again in the UK here for the next four days.
Here's one of my favourite Nina Simone tracks, which showcases her pianistic virtuosity as well as her quite exceptional voice.
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