Joe Henry: “Richard Pryor Reprise” from Scar

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About “Richard Pryor Reprise”

“Richard Pryor Reprise” is a hidden song by Joe Henry from his album Scar.

A reprise of the first track, “Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation,” written by free jazz artist Ornette Coleman.

About Scar

Joe Henry’s sixth album, Scar, released in 2001, is a stunning achievement of songwriting, musicianship, and storytelling. The album features a who’s who of musicians, including jazz legend Ornette Coleman, guitarist Marc Ribot, and drummer Brian Blade, among others. Scar is a departure from Henry’s previous albums, with a more stripped-down and intimate sound that allows his lyrics and vocals to shine.

The songs on Scar are deeply personal and introspective, dealing with themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. Henry’s lyrics are poetic and often cryptic, drawing on literary references and metaphors to convey his emotions. The music is equally impressive, with a blend of folk, country, and jazz influences that creates a unique and captivating sound.

Scar is a masterpiece of contemporary singer-songwriting, showcasing Joe Henry’s incredible talent and artistic vision. It is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, evocative music that explores the complexities of the human experience.

How to find “Richard Pryor Reprise”

On CD: Play through track #10 (“Scar”)

Listen to “Richard Pryor Reprise”

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