Verve 314 539 050-2 (1997 US)
The most important thing about Nina Simone is the way she explores music. For her, here are no musical boundaries. That's also how I try to look at music. She sings everything: folk songs, French songs, Broadway songs, and blues, and she arranges them in a way that allows her to give them a unique interpretation. I just love the kind of music that she chooses to sing, especially the ballads she does with just piano, bass, and drums.