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Liz McComb: The Spirit of New Orleans

Take the ethereal splendor of Jimmy Scott, blend it with the raw power of Nina Simone, and you’ll understand the transcendent essence of Liz McComb. The title of her latest album suggests another post-Katrina homage to the Big Easy. In fact, it was recorded in New Orleans in 2001, four years before the devastating hurricane struck, and represented McComb’s dream project: to salute the Crescent City’s deep jazz tradition while simultaneously paying tribute to her lifelong heroine, gospel icon Mahalia Jackson.

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