I wanted to post a quick note to everyone pointing out that the additional photos from the recording session with the great Jessye Norman are now available at the HEARTbeats website. In addition to seeing Jessye and more of the recording crew, I enjoyed composing a short introduction for the photo gallery that truly sums up my feelings about the session and how much I admire Jessye.
Last Thanksgiving was, for me, the most thankful of my career as I spent it recording a beautiful spiritual with the legendary Jessye Norman. Jessye personally wrote this arrangement for the loneliness of a solo cello plus voice and what an experience it was! It is a tender and simple song but with an artist like Jessye, it became a symphony of expression, history, love, regret, and bewilderment. It is a marvelous work and an equally special gift to our album and the foundation. It was given with thanks for our being able to make a difference for young lives, and in the process, enriching our own lives. ~ Lynn Harrell, HEARTbeats Co-Founder
And please take a moment to visit the Jessye Norman School for the Arts website! She’s put jsut as much of herself into this school as I have into HEARTbeats.