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Duchess: Laughing at Life (Anzic)

Vocal supergroups tend to be transitory coteries. When Luciana Souza, Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Kate McGarry and Lauren Kinhan assembled as MOSS, they delivered just one album; likewise the Kinhan/Janis Siegel/Laurel Massé summit JaLaLa (though rumors of a reunion persist). And the landmark Four Brothers—Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Kurt Elling, Kevin Mahogany—toured but never recorded. … Read More “Duchess: Laughing at Life (Anzic)”

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Duchess: Duchess

From the 1930s through the early ’60s, female vocal trios remained a fixture on pop charts and airwaves. Come the British Invasion, then the singer-songwriter era, those tight and breezy harmonies fell out of favor. Across the past four decades there have been occasional attempts at revival, both terrific (JaLaLa, featuring onetime Manhattan Transfer mates … Read More “Duchess: Duchess”

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