Well isn’t this a treat. The Nina Simone Estate have released a 1966 demo recording of “The Time is Now” to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of the influential jazz singer.
The home recording was originally featured on a limited edition Dutch release of Hidden Treasures, so limited that only 2000 pressings were made, and was included in David Brun-Lambert’s biography of Nina Simone but had been unavailable to the public till now. Thanks to the archives of Gerrit De Bruin, the entire world finally gets to enjoy it.
Listen out the recording below.
R.I.P. Nina Simone – (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003)