Deborah Henson-Conant

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Although recorded in the studio, this CD gives listeners a good example of what a live performance by harpist/vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant was like in the mid-1990s. The music ranges from some jazz (particularly "Beck's Blues") to vocal folk ballads and philosophical pieces. Henson-Conant has a pretty voice, and even if her singing is largely outside of jazz, it is full of humor, good cheer and intelligence. Her "Congratulations" (an alternative birthday song) has usually been a crowd pleaser, and her use of overdubbing on a couple tracks to achieve multiple voices is tastefully done.

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