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Kevyn Lettau: Bye Bye Blackbird

It speaks volumes about the marginalization of vocal jazz that a singer as fine as Kevyn Lettau can be around long enough, and recorded often enough, to boast a discography that includes a “greatest hits” compilation yet remain relatively unknown. (Indeed, so underappreciated is Lettau in North America that I’ll bet most readers don’t now the Kevyn in question is a she). Here’s hoping Lettau’s hard-won distribution deal (her first in the U.S. in a decade), with Pittsburgh’s admirably venturesome Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, will get her the fat slice of the domestic spotlight she’s too long been denied.

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