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Judy Wexler: Easy on the Heart

Judy Wexler

If Judy Wexler had written the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, it would have read, “Give me your obscure, your neglected love songs….” She scores heavily by collecting rarities from Kern, Berlin, Mancini, Lennon and McCartney, Abbey Lincoln, Bob Dylan and, for the title tune, Charlie Haden. This debut album is simply sensational.

Wexler emerges as one of the most focused, unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz singers around. She boasts range, firm intonation and the kind of enunciation that makes her the darling of lyricists.

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