Live In Tokyo, 1986

Carmen McRae

A set by one of jazz’s finest singers

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Carmen McRae (1920-94) was one of the top singers in jazz for 40 years.

Her behind-the-beat phrasing, placement of notes, caustic wit, and tone are still major influences, and she always swung.

McRae is featured at the peak of her creative powers at this 1986 concert from Tokyo, accompanied by pianist Pat Coil, bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Mark Pulice.

Be sure to check out Carmen McRae’s rare appearance on piano during “As Long As I Live.”


That Old Black Magic
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Concentrate On You
Love Came On Stealthy Fingers
Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
Thou Swell
My Old Flame
Listen Here
If I Were A Bell
But Not For Me
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
That Ole Devil Called Love
As Long As I Live
Upside Down/Flor de lis
No More Blues
Beautiful Moons Ago
I’m An Errand Girl For Rhythm
With One More Look At You

-Scott Yanow


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