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Judy Wexler

Los Angeles vocalist Judy Wexler may have taken her time deciding to devote her life to jazz, but since releasing her first CD in 2005 she hasn’t wasted a moment establishing herself as one of the music’s most incisive and engaging vocalists.

Featuring a superlative cast of L.A. improvisers, most importantly pianist/arranger Alan Pasqua, Wexler’s startlingly mature debut Easy on the Heart (Rhombus Records) announced the arrival of a big league talent, complete with a lustrous, fine-grained voice, impeccable technique, and a persuasive sense of swing. What really set Wexler apart from the legions of bright young things was the probing musical intelligence she applied to a magpie repertoire ranging from Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Oscar Brown Jr., Bob Dylan, and Abbey Lincoln.

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