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Jeri Brown: April in Paris

In the crowded field of jazz vocalists there are some whose progress is obvious, while others rest comfortably on a plateau. Jeri Brown is one whose upward curve continues, unabated. Her palette grows exponentially, and her skills broaden as her understanding of the craft deepens. If only more folks would notice! Through her evolution she has learned to take greater care of a lyric. In her earlier formative years it seemed as if the lyrics were almost an afterthought as she tumbled headlong into the improvisation, which for her meant exposition of an extravagant scatting ability.

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