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Rosemary Clooney: Live in Concert

A concert and interview with singer Rosemary Clooney taped before a live audience in San Francisco, January 18th, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series. Clooney sings some of her best known songs, accompanied by a quintet directed by John Oddo. She also talks with Terry about her life. Her 1996 album "Dedicated to Nelson" has been nominated for a Grammy.

55:08

From the Archives: Rosemary Clooney: Live in Concert.

A concert and interview with singer Rosemary Clooney taped before a live audience in San Francisco on January 18th, 1997. The performance was part of the City Arts & Lectures series. Clooney sings some of her best known songs, accompanied by a quintet directed by John Oddo. She also talks with Terry about her life and her 1996 album "Dedicated to Nelson" (a tribute to Nelson Riddle) Her last 20 albums have been recorded on Concord Jazz. (Originally aired 2/11/97)

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Jazz Singer Susannah McCorkle Updates Songs from the Past

A concert and interview with vocalist Susannah McCorkle, accompanied by pianist Cliff Korman. Last week, McCorkle finished a cabaret of Cole Porter tunes in New York City. "The Passionate Cole Porter" was an attempt to prove that Porter was not an unfeeling observer of romance. She also has a CD featuring Cole Porter tunes, "Easy To Love" (Concord Jazz). McCorkle is the youngest singer ever to be included in the Smithsonian Institution's "Popular Music Record Series."

07:50

From the Archives: Our Favorite Fresh Air Concerts, Part 2.

Singer, writer, and translator Susannah McCorkle performs selections from the Great American Songbook with pianist Ben Aronov and bassist Chip Jackson. She discovered much of that music while living in Europe, watching American films. (Rebroadcast of 7/17/1987)

Pianist Kenny Barron says that the late jazz musician's style was jagged, percussive and dissonant. Barron performs some of Monk's compositions to demonstrate this innovative approach. (Rebroadcast of 03/24/1989)

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Singer Judy Niemack's Move from Classical to Jazz

The Village Voice says classically trained Niemack is like "Barbra Streisand without the hysterics....She combines the best of both worlds; a cabaret singer's respect for melody as written and a jazz singer's eagerness to have a go at it." Her new album is called "Heart's Desire."

15:09

Singer Judy Niemack's Move from Classical to Jazz

The Village Voice says classically trained Niemack is like "Barbra Streisand without the hysterics....She combines the best of both worlds; a cabaret singer's respect for melody as written and a jazz singer's eagerness to have a go at it." Her new album is called "Heart's Desire."

09:16

Jazz Singer Chris Connor

Connor worked in the 1960s and 1970s, but her career really took off in the 1980s. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her early records, performing on the road, and overcoming her alcoholism. Connor's most recent album is called New Again.

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Sheila Jordan and Harvie Swartz: The Fresh Air Concert

Jazz singer Sheila Jordan grew up in a Pennsylvania coal mining town. She says if she had never heard Charlie Parker, she would have become a country singer. She was recently laid off from her day job of 21 years; now she can perform full-time. Bassist Harvie Swartz joins her for an in-studio performance.

09:24

Helen Merrill on Her New "Collaboration"

The jazz singer's new album "Collaboration," with the late Gil Evans, revisits songs they recorded together on their 1957 album Dream of You. Merrill says the mood of the new versions is darker, reflecting Evan's frustration with aging. After living in Europe and Japan, she's back in the United States.

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