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Ramsey Lewis/Nancy Wilson: Meant To Be

Not all jazz marriages are made in heaven.

Mismatched sensibilities, discordant styles or simply the unsportsmanlike one-upmanship that comes of clashing egos can easily scupper the union of two major talents. But when such pairs jibe, the outcome can be extraordinary. Consider, for example, how often the teaming of a superb singer and a great instrumentalist has delivered sublime results: O’Day and Tjader; Christy and Cooper; Connor and Ferguson; McRae and Brubeck. The list goes on an on.

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