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Tenderness

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Tenderness

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Al Jarreau
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

For the last two decades, limber-throated Al Jarreau has flitted between jazz, R&B, and pop. On Tenderness, he makes a valiant effort to find a common ground between them, but any sense of spontaneous fire is still missing, even with guests including David Sanborn and diva Kathleen Battle. The vocals are more free-spirited than usual, but Jarreau’s role as jazz’s prodigal son remains secure. B