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Karrin Allyson: Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein

Why do jazz singers embrace so many songs by Rodgers and Hart yet so few-save the Coltrane-blessed “My Favorite Things”-by Rodgers and Hammerstein? While Rodgers’ music is accepted as consistently top-drawer, Hart’s lyrics are widely considered sharper, wittier and more intellectual than Hammerstein’s. Which is, in a word, hogwash. Yes, Hammerstein’s lyrics are often brighter … Read More “Karrin Allyson: Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein”

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