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     Carmen McRae
 
 

Born: Apr 8, 1920 in New York, NY.
Died: Nov 10, 1994 in Beverly Hills, CA.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards, Bop.
Instruments: Vocals

Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944) but it would be another decade before her career really had much momentum. McRae married and divorced Kenny Clarke in the 1940s, worked with Count Basie (briefly) and Mercer Ellington (1946-47), and became the intermission singer and pianist at several New York clubs. In 1954 she began to record as a leader and by then she had absorbed the influences of Billie Holiday and bebop into her own style. McRae would record pretty steadily up to 1989 and, although her voice was higher in the 1950s and her phrasing would be even more laidback in later years, her general style and approach did not change much through the decades. Championed in the 1950s by Ralph Gleason, Carmen McRae was fairly popular throughout her career. Among her most interesting recording projects were participating in Dave Brubeck's the Real Ambassadors with Louis Armstrong, cutting an album of live duets with Betty Carter, being accompanied by Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and closing her career with brilliant tributes to Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan. Carmen McRae, who refused to quit smoking, was forced to retire in 1991 due to emphysema. She recorded for many labels including Bethlehem, Decca (1954-58), Kapp, Columbia, Mainstream, Focus, Atlantic (1967-70), Black Lion, Groove Merchant, Catalyst, Blue Note, Buddah, Concord and Novus.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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КАРМЕН МАКРЕЙ. 1922-1994, одна из величайших певиц современного джаза. Родился в Нью-Йорке, училась играть на фортепьяно с частными педагогами, как певица начала работать с Бенни Картером в 1944 г., затем с бэндом Мерсера Эллингтона (1946-47) сделала свою первую запись под именем Кармен Кларк (т.к. тогда была замужем за барабанщиком Кении Кларком). После 1953-54 г.г начала выступать и записываться как сольная певица с малыми составами (группа аккордеониста Мэта Мэтьюза. Находясь в начале под влиянием Сары Воэн, впоследствии она стала одним из самых оригинальных вокальных стилистов по своему собственному праву. Выступала на многих джаз-фестивалях, концертах, в джаз-клубах и т.д. Умерла от рака 10 ноября 1994 г. в Беверли Хиллс (Калифорния).

Nat Shapiro, Nat Hentoff. "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya". Rinehart & Co Inc. New York. 1955


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16892612 About on 'NPR Jazz profile'
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=9300 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.carmenmcrae.com/ Personal web site. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_McRae About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_McRae About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Carmen McRae - 'Carmen McRae's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Carmen McRae - 'Sings Lover Man And Other Billie Holiday Classics' - 1997, Columbia, Legacy
 Carmen McRae - 'The Great American Songbook' - 1972, Atlantic
 Carmen McRae - 'Two For The Road' - 1980, Concord Jazz
  как соисполнитель ...
 Dave Brubeck - 'Legacy Of A Legend' - 2010, Legacy
 Dave Brubeck - 'Vocal Encounters' - 2001, Columbia, Legacy Jazz
 


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