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Becky Kilgore & Nicki Parrott: Two Songbirds of a Feather

Some jazz voices-Ella and Louis, Carmen and Betty, Bing and Rosie-seem made for one another. The bi-generational teaming of Rebecca (Becky) Kilgore and Nicki Parrott flaunts that it-had-to-happen spirit. Best evidence among this baker’s dozen tracks is the closer, a gossamer “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” performed a cappella, laying bare how sublimely their slightly sweet (Parrott) and slightly salty (Kilgore) voices meld. With Parrott doubling on bass and Kilgore on guitar, they’re joined across the remainder by saxophonist Harry Allen (a go-to collaborator of Kilgore’s), drummer Chuck Reed and-arguably the best piano accompanist a singer could ask for-Mike Renzi.

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