Abbey Lincoln's voice was a rare instrument -- scratchy and lived in, a voice that easily revealed her long and varied life experiences. But it was also a thing of great beauty.
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Within two days last week we lost two jazz greats, both of whom gave us much more than entertainment.
Unashamedly aged, rough, ragged and under absolute control, Betty La Vette could find depths of longing and desperation in a lyric that the songwriters probably didn't even know existed.
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