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by Vincent Stephens
Does Diane Schuur still matter? Though the vocalist has been performing actively on the national jazz scene since her 1984 GRP debut, Deedles, came out, and she has won two Grammies, critical interest in her work has waned since the early 1990s. Many critics have lauded her powerful voice and stylistic versatility but lamented her tendency toward histrionics and emotional blandness.
Live in London, recorded at Ronnie Scott's, might reassert her potential in the vocal pantheon. The disc is a ...read more