Kim Nalley Band with Houston Person plus special guest Maria Muldaur
Dr. Kim Nalley holds a Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on African American Culture making the album song selections relevant, often under-recorded gems. A born singer from a family that boasts several generations of jazz musicians, Nalley was taught piano by her great-grandmother and studied jazz theory, classical voice, and theatre. San Francisco Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas quickly discovered Kim Nalley and brought her to national attention after they noticed her singing nightly at the Alta Plaza to packed audiences – without amplification. Nalley’s long musical association with Houston Person has finally been recorded and Person is an executive co-producer. The album title, a duet with Blues Grammy queen and Jerry Garcia vocalist Maria Muldaur, is a showstopping raucous feel-good blues.
Any time you get tenor saxist Houston Person on an album, you’re guaranteed to have some smoke, and with singer Kim Nalley, you get fire as well. – JazzWeeky
Throughout I Want A Little Boy, Kim Nalley is heard at the peak of her powers, inspired by and inspiring to the great Houston Person. – Scott Yanow
From the album, “I WANT A LITTLE BOY” ℗© 2022 The Studio Label/Sony Records