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Jazz Musician of the Day: Carmen McRae

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

Carmen McRae - vocalist, pianist, recording artist (1920-1994) 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...Carmen McRae - vocalist, pianist, recording artist (1920-1994) 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... more

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