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Profile of Carmen McRae
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Aired:
02/25/2008
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Carmen McRae: 'Painter of Song'

 


 

02/24/2008
9:00 PM McCoy Tyner Blues on the Corner Blue Note 97807
9:06 PM Quincy Jones Boo's Blues Impulse 115
9:12 PM Fitzgerald/Armstrong Under a Blanket of Blue   verve 537909
9:16 PM Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Blue Note 95335
9:20 PM Monterey Jazz All-Stars Monterey Mist Monterey 30433
9:31 PM Billie Holiday God Bless The Child verve 849434
9:35 PM Modern Jazz Quartet Nature Boy Pablo 423
9:40 PM Nat King Cole Blame It On My Youth Capitol 20087
9:44 PM Bob Mintzer Children's Song Owl 79250
9:51 PM Jay Hoggard What the World Needs   JHVM 2

Carmen McRae was an outstanding song stylist whose great strength was in her phrasing & interpretation of lyrics. She was also an excellent pianist, whose musicianship developed during the early years of bebop.

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