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The much praised UK vocalist has a confident middle range, her phrasing is pin-point and on the pulse and a wisp of torch-song smoke curls round every syllable. There are few surprises on this New York-recorded set of upbeat ballads – the title is a sultry Latin swirl, “Embraceable You” lopes steadily, and even the slowest ballads celebrate love rather than mourn its loss. But with the Washington brothers rock-firm on rhythm and Kenny Barron the epitome of jazz taste on piano, the delivery is immaculate.
Too Much in Love to Care
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