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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 18, 1932 | Died: August 15, 1978    

Irene Kral was not just another jazz singer. She had a delicate style, yet every note was placed with deliberate aim, and she always hit her mark with unerring accuracy. She had a brilliant flair for picking tasty, little-known material, often by up and coming young, jazz-influenced songwriters. She recorded only a small number of albums, often on small, jazz labels and she never sang in a show-off way, never scatted, never belted or raunched out her voice. Most aficionados of female vocalists have never heard of her, and she remains largely forgotten in the jazz history books. Yet her work deserves to be searched out, for her intimate style and purity of tone....
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    Second Chance

    Jazzed Media
    2011
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    Where is Love?

    ChoiCe/Candid
    2003
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    Live

    Intakt Records
    2000
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    Kral Space

    Intakt Records
    2000
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    Gentle Rain

    Intakt Records
    1978
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    Angel Eyes

    Intakt Records
    1977
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    Where Is Love?

    Intakt Records
    1974
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