All About Jazz is celebrating Carmen McRae's birthday today!
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... Read more.
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