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Maureen Kennedy: This Is Always

Read "This Is Always" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Toronto jazz singer Maureen Kennedy clearly owes a good part of her style to the cool femme vocalists of the 1950s and '60s. There's a lot of the vibrato-less vocal technique of singers like Helen Merrill and Irene Kral in her delivery, even though she doesn't particulary sound like either of them.

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Ruth Young: This Is Always

Read "This Is Always" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

There was a certain sense of nagging familiarity as I listened to the first track of this jazz vocal album. As soon as I heard the first notes of “Whatever Possessed Me," it all fell into place. This is an album of all Chet Baker-associated tunes. Ruth Young was Baker's main squeeze from 1973-1982 and an ...

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Rebecca Sayre: This Is Always

Read "This Is Always" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

This Is Always is the self-produced debut of Rebecca Sayre, a transplant from Northern California who now calls Nashville home. Committed to a singing career since age 16, Ms. Sayre attended Belmont University, majoring in Voice and Music Business, and after a summer touring in Europe, she returned to the Nashville area, where she sings regularly ...