New Eva Cassidy release: Nightbird

Eva Cassidy’s performance at the Blues Alley jazz club has become musical history. Twenty years on, every song recorded on the night of the 3rd January 1996 can be experienced for the first time.



Nightbird is The Eva Cassidy Band’s ultimate tour-de-force (Eva Cassidy guitar and vocals, Keith Grimes guitar, Chris Biondo bass, Raice McLeod drums and Lenny Williams piano). 31 songs recorded in one night at the Blues Alley jazz club in Georgetown, DC. Encompassing the full spectrum of Eva’s gospel, blues, jazz and folk roots, Nightbird showcases the breadth and depth of one of the world’s finest singers. Nightbird will be released as a 4LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl package that also includes the 2CD and DVD discs.

Blues Alley

Blues Alley

The recordings have been remixed and remastered from the original tapes resulting in the most sonically engaging Eva Cassidy release to date. Of the 31 songs, 12 are previously unreleased including the title track Nightbird as well as the jazz standards It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) and Fever. Of the 12 unreleased tracks, 8 are previously unheard songs. These include Son Of A Preacher Man, Route 66, Late in The Evening, Baby I Love You and Caravan. The DVD features 12 performances from the night including Over The Rainbow, Time After Time, People Get Ready, Nightbird and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The concert footage has undergone painstaking restoration resulting in a mesmerising viewer experience. Release date: 20th November. Pictures: Larry Melton

5 responses to “New Eva Cassidy release: Nightbird”

  1. Mac Macdonald says:

    Just the greatest singer in recording history bar none.
    I had a right go at Bill Straw when I thought that he had sidelined Eva’s work last year but in view of this latest release, I apologised to him for my reaction

  2. Pat says:

    Loved Eva – still do!!

  3. ANNEMARIE says:

    I CAN’T wait!! I’m so excited will it be sold on iTunes??

  4. Barbara lahey says:

    I can’t wait for this….so happy to hear this…definitely will get it.
    And will let my friends and family know,too….thanks…love eva

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