The Jazz Continuum (Saturdays, 6-8pm):Vocal Tangent
The Jazz Continuum (Saturdays, 6-8pm): Vocal Tangent
Hosted by David Brown
WGGT-LP Philadelphia

In the decades that I’ve been infatuated with Jazz, I never gave time to vocalists. Then I heard Cécile McLorin Salvant sing. I finally got it. The phrasing, melodic improvisation, and rhythmic subtlety of jazz vocalists bring a new dimension to the music. I’ve been on a vocal tangent, exploring this unfamiliar dimension with a new found excitement. For today’s show, we’ll sample vocalist in the jazz tradition as well as some that push those boundaries.