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  • Pianist Laurence Hobgood, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Kendrick Scott work together for the first time as a recording trio for this up

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  • It's a Man's World from Carter Calvert

    Album review: 'It's a Man's World' from Carter Calvert

    Carter Calvert's smoldering vocals have a soulful intonation reminiscent of vintage Nancy Wilson with the elastic quality of Adele. Calvert reminds audiences that having a rich vocal texture is the main quality for exceptional singers. Her latest CD It's a Man's World goes through a gamut of jazz...
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