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Irene Kral

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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October 15, 2010

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CD: Irene Kral

Albums

Second Chance
Second Chance
Jazzed Media
2011
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Where is Love?
Where is Love?
ChoiCe/Candid
2003
buy
[no cover]
Kral Space
Intakt Records
2000
buy
[no cover]
Live
Intakt Records
2000
buy
[no cover]
Gentle Rain
Intakt Records
1978
buy
[no cover]
Angel Eyes
Intakt Records
1977
buy

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