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Lisa Kelly & the J.B. Scott 5-Tet: Memories of Tomorrow

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To paraphrase the claim once made by a well–known airline, Lisa Kelly loves to sing — and it shows. She’s clearly a Jazz singer too, altering melody, phrasing and tempo and scatting occasionally on Memories of Tomorrow to lend each song an invigorating new slant. Much as Kelly loves to sing, however, she graciously steps aside on four numbers to let hubby J.B. Scott and his colleagues have their say. Scott even does some scatting of his own (with a ...

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Lisa Kelly: By Request

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For every Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson or Dee Dee Bridgewater there are a hundred or more young women plugging away in relative obscurity, singing whenever and wherever the opportunity arises and hoping that sooner or later their talents will be more widely recognized and appreciated. In Chicago there's Hinda Hoffman, one of the best “unknown" Jazz vocalists I?ve heard, and in Jacksonville there's Lisa Kelly, another splendid singer who is perhaps best known (so far) for her work with the ...