From her association to Billy Strayhorn and her love for his, and others, music, Lena Horne was an original. Elegance and a deep appreciation for expressing meaning in one's art, Lena Horne embodied style, grace and a respect for lyric. At the same time, she strove to make a statement in her music with class and dignity. In that tradition, Nnenna Freelon interprets Ms. Horne's music in the fresh and artistic manner for which Nnenna has become recognized. As Aretha Franklin stated, "If you are looking for hip music, check out Nnenna Freelon."