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Carmen McRae

Considered by jazz aficionados to be among the top ten female vocalists of all time, Carmen McRae's distinctive behind-the-beat phrasing, impeccable vocal control, and witty, sometimes acerbic way of conveying a lyric are what set her apart as a singularly great singer. She considered jazz great Billie Holiday to be a musical mentor. But this Queen of Cool had her own sound and style; including an amazing ability to scat. The versatile McRae could swing hard when it was called for; next she could draw out a ballad, savoring each note and syllable without losing audience attention, she was in a class by herself.

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Albums

Carmen McRae: Live at Sugar Hill - San Francisco
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Fresh Sound Records
2008
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Take Five / Dat Dere
Line Records
2004
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The Diva Series
Line Records
2003
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The Sound Of Silence...
Line Records
2002
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Vocal Jazz
Line Records
2001
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Body And Soul
Line Records
2001
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