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Mary Ellen Desmond and Meg Clifton: The Dynamic Philadelphia Songstress Duo

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In the jazz arena, as is all too often true in opera as well, vocalists, despite their sometimes fine voices and charisma, often lack true musicianship. This shortcoming is so pervasive, that we no longer expect such musical fine-tuning from them. Billie Holiday and the opera diva Beverly Sills were two great exceptions to the rule. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Desmond and Clifton Swing at the Chadds Ford Winery

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As readers of my other All About Jazz contributions may surmise, I take jazz perhaps all too seriously, regarding it as an art form masquerading as entertainment. (Certainly, this dour quality of mine is no way to win friends and influence people, but there it is ;-). A few years ago, I heard Mary Ellen Desmond ...