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Al Jarreau, Singer Who Spanned Jazz, Pop and R&B Worlds, Dies at 76

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  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 76.

    His death was announced by his manager, Joe Gordon, who said that Mr. Jarreau had been hospitalized for exhaustion two weeks ago. On the advice of his doctors, he had canceled his tour dates and retired from touring.

    Mr. Jarreau did not begin a full-time musical career until he was nearly 30, but within a few years he had begun attracting notice for a vocal style that was both instantly appealing and highly unusual. Critics were particularly taken by his improvisational dexterity, in particular his virtuosic ability to produce an array of vocalizations ranging from delicious nonsense to clicks and growls to quasi-instrumental sounds.

    Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/...d-jazz-pop-and-rb-worlds-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
     
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  2. portnoy58

    portnoy58 Well-Known Member

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    How sad, a fine vocalist. I had no idea he was 76, I thought he was a good deal younger. RIP Al .
     
  3. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    In memory of a fantastic musician, I grew up with his music. So good- In love..........

     
  4. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Well-Known Member

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    Rip........good music.
     

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