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“Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread…without it, it’s flat.” – Carmen McRae
Carmen backed up that sentiment night after night during a long and illustrious career as one of the most artful singers in the business. It’s on full display in this week’s top tune, the signature Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh-penned classic McRae swings so beautifully on a 1991 tribute album to Sarah Vaughan, her recently deceased friend.
The sessions are backed by the Shirley Horn Trio and would be the final recordings of Carmen’s career. The album is widely considered the perfect swan song for McRae after a run of over 60 albums and a half-century of brilliant live performances, and we couldn’t agree more!
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