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Carmen McRae

Life Is a Cabaret

By: - Mar 24, 2016

Carmen

Carmen McRae

Small club
Between sets
Hanging with
Carmen McRae
Explained
Respect for lyrics
Selling a song
Lean and mean
Straight on chaser
Taking it low
Easy and slow
Pulling out
The scenario
Meticulous
Articulation
Never rushed
Total command
Crisp clarity
Cabaret style
American songbook
Show tunes
Jazz gumbo
Swept along
Infectious swing
Making our
Hearts sing
Even at
Symphony Hall
Festival gig
Still felt
So close
Poignant and personal
Meant
As if
Just for me