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Nancy Wilson: How Glad We Are for the Grace of…

Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson

Of the innumerable female jazz vocalists who have stepped up to the mike throughout the past half-century, I’d credit Anita O’Day with the finest-tuned jazz sensibility and place Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald in a photo finish for most musically accomplished. Yet Nancy Wilson remains my hands-down favorite. “Do you mind me asking why?” inquires the legendary 67-year-old, less with incredulity than genuine interest, when I mention my longstanding infatuation.

It’s not an easy question to answer.

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