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Lisa Hearns: I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good

Read "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Nearly a decade ago, the jazz world was introduced to Jane Monheit, an upstart singer with an exceptional voice. Monheit put a fresh face to several standards with her early releases. Lisa Hearns is in that same mold. The daughter of two music professors, Hearns grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Though she has sung professionally and made several recordings, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good is her ...

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Lisa Hearns: I Got it Bad & That Ain't Good

Read "I Got it Bad & That Ain't Good" reviewed by Greg Thomas


A key aspect of the art of jazz singing is the ability to interpret lyrics with musical depth grounded in improvisation and blues resonance. I Got it Bad & That Ain't Good is a good example of traditional jazz singing, a genre few perform very well these days. Hearns is blessed with a pleasing voice, superb intonation and trained restraint. She escapes the trap of mimicry, having already incorporated traces of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Julie ...


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