It is heartening to know that Nancy Marano is as much in demand as an educator as she is as a vocalist. For if her students gain even a smidgen of her skill it bodes well for the future of jazz singing. Seven years have passed since the release of her previous album. But Magic, Marano’s eighth as leader, reveals that her gorgeous, slightly dusky sound and impeccable interpretive abilities have, if anything, grown even more, well, magical.
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