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Claudia Acuna: Wind From the South

Russ Musto’s notes for Chile-bred vocalist Claudia Acuna’s Wind from the South suggest that “she may well be acknowledged as the first great jazz singer of the 21st century.” I wouldn’t bet on that, but concede that Acuna’s first solo outing is more adventurous and accomplished than most jazz vocal debut CDs. She’s chosen an interesting mix of standards, Latin compositions and originals, and performs them with a variety of backings ranging from solo instruments (duets with piano and bass) to a percussive piano trio intermittently enhanced by guest brass and reed players.

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