Jazz Vocalist Like great wine, jazz vocalists - if they are very lucky, and like great wines the lucky ones are rare, grow better with age. There is a resonance, mellowness, a richness that only time, and perhaps a few thousand nights in a heady environment of smoky jazz clubs, can instil in the vocal muscles. Arlene Smith’s husky contralto is of a rare and wonderful vintage long appreciated by jazzaholics and also by those who are enjoying their first sips of that thing called jazz.
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