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Lorraine Feather: Language

Lorraine Feather

As the product of a British father and Minnesotan mother, it seems entirely apropos that Lorraine Feather’s sound suggests the scrubbed, all-American beauty of Ann Hampton Callaway merged with the dry playfulness of Millicent Martin. Nor is it any surprise she is the daughter of lyricist and critic Leonard, one of the all-time sharpest jazz writers, for Lorraine is the equal of not just her esteemed papa but also of such top-drawer wordsmiths as Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg. Like such masters, she is particularly skilled at observational humor derived from the mundane aspects of everyday life.

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