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Nancy Harrow: The Marble Faun-Jazz Variations on a Theme by Hawthorne

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Nancy Harrow has been on the jazz scene for more than 30 years as a vocalist earning the devotion of a dedicated following of fans and enormous respect among jazz musicians. But she is also a talented composer and librettist having created song cycles from such classics as Willa Cather's Lost Lady and Waldemar Bronsels' The Adventures of Maya the Bee. Here she wields her magic pen creating a musical passion play from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun. Hawthorne's tale ...

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Nancy Harrow: You're Nearer

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Nancy Harrow cut her first album in 1960 with the Buck Clayton All Stars. Since then she has made just ten albums and this reissue of a 1986 recording originally on a Tono CD is one of them. As further evidence of lack of recognition, she gets just a footnote in Crowther and Pinfold's Singing Jazz-Jazz Singers and their Songs and no mention at all in Will Friedwald's Jazz SingingThe good news is that Baldwin Street Music, under the direction ...


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