David Nathan (2) ‎– Reinvention

Nefer Music ‎– NM-2151

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1 Blackbird
Backing Vocals – Fred White (2), Lamont Van Hook, Lynne Fiddmont
2 Cry Me A River
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsKeyboard Solo – Giovanna Imbesi
3 You Don't Know What Love Is 6:03
4 Runnin' Out Of Fools
Backing Vocals – Fred White (2), Lamont Van Hook, Lynne Fiddmont
5 When Your Heart Whispers Love
Backing Vocals – The Sweet Inspirations
6 I Could Have Told You 3:22
7 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 5:31
8 Angel Eyes
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsKeyboard Solo – Giovanna ImbesiSaxophone – Najee
9 Tryin' Times
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsRap – 4 To The S From The Midwestside



Bonnie Raitt says,“A soulful, well-produced debut of jazz-flavored classic R&B.".

Nathan's debut disc boasts covers of some of his favorite tunes from throughout the years. The Lennon-McCartney penned Beatles' classic "Blackbird" opens the set by showcasing Nathan's flair for recognizing great hooks as well as his unique vocal style that fuses jazz leanings with R&B tinges. From there Nathan glides effortlessly through an array of tunes from a broad musical smorgasbord. Billie Holiday's "You Don't Know What Love Is" and Aretha Franklin's "Runnin' Out Of Fools" demonstrate Nathan's affinity with music from the truly great divas of popular song, withness his versions of two late night standards, "I Could Have Told You" and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," songs he first heard recorded by the late Esther Phillips. Adding the right seasonings to this flavorful mix, Nathan brought in some impressive guests to partake in his first project. Saxophonist Najee adds his sweetness to the gem "Angel Eyes," while the Sweet Inspirations, up-n-coming spoken word artist 4 To The S To The Midwestside and sax man Andy Suzuki spice up "Tryin' Times" to perfection. Rounding things out is "When Your Heart Whispers Love," an original contribution from award-winning songwriter/producer Preston Glass.

"David Nathan sings from the heart for the love of it all. David nurtured and helped bring blues, soul and rhythm & blues music to London and subsequently blues, soul and rhythm & blues music nurtured and inspired David to record this project. "Reinvention" is an honest and personal expression of music he holds dear, infused with raw passion and sincerity." Stix Hooper (formerly of The Crusaders)

"You waited for us to fall off the charts before doing this CD, David! It's great, a mixture of blues, jazz...and soul!" Singer James Ingram

"The thing I like best is that you're not trying to imitate anybody; you have your own sound and style. Plus, your choice of material is excellent. Production is terrific, too. Well done!" Singer and music historian Billy Vera

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • ASIN: B00009TAAP