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Live Review

Lest We Forget: Remembering Myrna Lake at the Lenox Lounge 2006

Read "Lest We Forget: Remembering Myrna Lake at the Lenox Lounge 2006" reviewed by Daniel Kassell


In his All About Jazz review of Yesterdays (Jazzing Music, 2008), Samuel Chell described singer Myrna Lake's recording as “an exploration of the power of memory itself, a musical narrative yielding the discovery that memory, like the songs that are eventually designated standards, is a moment in the present, an instant distinguished by heightened awareness and relived, powerful emotion." Remembering the legendary Myrna Lake, who died last November from complications of heart disease, I recall her performance ...

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Album Review

Myrna Lake: Yesterdays

Read "Yesterdays" reviewed by Samuel Chell


Another album by a female vocalist, another familiar playlist. But hold the assumptions. This is the first and only commercial album by septuagenarian singer Myrna Lake, but that's not the real story here. The recording is noteworthy above all because it refuses to mistake youth for vitality, slickness for substance, or newness for originality.

Myrna Lake's Yesterdays (Jazzing Music, 2008) is less a trip down memory lane than an exploration of the power of memory itself, a musical ...

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Album Review

Myrna Lake: Yesterdays

Read "Yesterdays" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Yesterdays, vocalist Myrna Lake's second album, follows softly--as opposed to hard--on the heels of her independently released 2002 debut, Close Enough, when she was a spry young thing of 67. A late starter? Well, not really. Lake started singing three-part harmony with her father and sister at age six, and by 14 was performing with the Civic Opera company in her home city of St. Paul, Minnesota. Nowadays she lives in New York City where, health permitting, she works as ...


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