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Underwhelming Understatement: A Plea for Persona in Jazz Vocals

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Pleasant, hushed and solid could just as easily describe any experience but jazz is not just any genre. Most notable jazz singers have signature characteristics signifying something vivid and humane. —Vincent Stephens

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