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In Tribute

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In Tribute

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Diane Schuur
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

Diane Schuur’s In Tribute stays right in the middle of the ”girl singer” jazz tradition. Performing the signature songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and others, Schuur shows that she has done her homework by copying their inflections, but she does not add much to the heritage that she’s toasting. Still, it’s a fine primer to a style on the retro rebound. It’s deja vu all over again, and who’s complaining? B