Trav'lin' Light


Format: CD
Label: VERVE
Catalog: 920302
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 09/25/2007
UPC: 602517365049

Trav'lin' Light
Artist: Queen Latifah
Format: CD


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Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Ron Fair, Trav'lin'Light is the long-awaited follow-up to The Dana Owens Album. Trav'lin'Light is Latifah's second foray into the realm of jazz, soul and blues. Exploring the songbooks of female vocalists who've inspired her, Latifah adds her warm vocals and playful personality to a hand-picked mix of familiar classics and forgotten jewels.


''Trav'lin' Light'' is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Queen Latifah, released in the United States on September 25, 2007 by Verve Records. Following 2004's ''The Dana Owens Album'', this is Latifah's second all-singing album containing cover versions of jazz standards.

The song "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), presented to its arranger, John Clayton, while ''Trav'lin' Light'' was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. - Wikipedia

Yes, she's officially entered the zone where you have to catch yourself from grumbling that another actor's making an album. Exactly 180 degrees removed from "U.N.I.T.Y.," the Queen offers a collection of jazz standards here. This isn't exactly out of left field'"you may recall 2004's The Dana Owens pop/jazz hybrid garnering her a Grammy nom. The guests on Light are the real deal: Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Joe Sample, Christian McBride and John Clayton.