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Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn’t something where they chose a bunch of songs that…
Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot…
I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the…
I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence.…
I’ve got my whole life. There’s a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me…
Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning.
The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I’m doing jazz there in September. I’m in for the duration.
My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense.
If I’m driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I’ve got Peggy with me, we’re cool.
I’ve always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the ’70s with Barbara Carroll. It’s been a journey.
I’ve always loved jazz.
I wanted to make a jazz record. I didn’t want it to be a standards record.
I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio.
I recorded my first jazz record in the ’70s.
I don’t think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn’t have patter that was written.
I choose things by how they resonate in my heart.
When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened…
I’m not stopping. My dream has come true, and I’m staying.
There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out…
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