New York Voices

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This is primarily a pop-oriented date with the exception of the opening "All Blues" and "Lady Be Good," the latter of which is meant as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, since it quotes from her famous scat solo; however, this rendition has too much repetition. Seven of the 11 selections are group originals (also included are "Ain't No Sunshine" and James Taylor's "Traffic Jam"), and there are fewer memorable moments than usual. Recommended more highly to R&B/pop listeners than to jazz collectors, this set does not reach the heights of most of the New York Voices' recordings and is therefore quite dispensable.

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