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Laverne Butler: A Foolish Thing To Do

Read "A Foolish Thing To Do" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Laverne Butler follows up her MaxJazz debut Blues in the City with a more lush and subdued offering.

Laverne Butler's voice is like a ribbon that she has tied onto a beautiful, sexy bow. Her latest, A Foolish Thing to Do exudes an established confidence not totally in place for her debut, Blues In The City. Following a recent trend in including more contemporary pop songs in the jazz repertoire, Ms. Butler deftly tackles the Goffin/King nugget “Go Away Little ...

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LaVerne Butler: Blues in the City

Read "Blues in the City" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


In the Tradition. Was Bessie Smith a “blues singer” or a “jazz singer”? What about Dinah Washington? Billie Holiday is an easier case. She recorded only two true twelve bar blues songs. But these other artists? They are not so easy. So with the case of LaVerne Butler. The music on Blues In The City is that seductive hybrid existing where the edges of barroom blues and high-style jazz begin to dissolve into one another, creating an aural taste and ...


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