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Stephanie Nakasian: Thrush Hour

Read "Thrush Hour" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Stephanie Nakasian, who has been recording since the 1980s, has released an ambitious tribute to those singers she calls the “Great Ladies of Jazz." On Thrush Hour, the vocalist tries to connect to each of twenty female vocalists, going back as far as Bessie Smith.



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Stephanie Nakasian: Thrush Hour

Read "Thrush Hour" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Stephanie Nakasian is a great gift to jazz buffs--and especially to those who love singers. Not just for her exuberant performances but for her ability to articulate in layman's terms what it is to be a jazz singer. Her latest recording on V.S.O.P. Records, Thrush Hour, combines masterful singing, top-notch musicianship, and an educator's expertise to ...