Stephen Holden on Rebecca Kilgore

The NYTimes reviews the jazz singer: “Ms. Kilgore, who is based in Oregon and makes infrequent New York appearances, is a wonderfully fluent jazz stylist with clear enunciation who exudes a serene mastery of phrasing that has the same long-lined overview as Holiday’s, with less emphatic punctuation. With her light, youthful voice, she swings gracefully and seemingly without effort, drawing back from song lyrics just enough to scrutinize them and make you listen attentively to messages that in other interpretations might have flown by. She found the essence of carefree defiance in “Getting Some Fun Out of Life,” a young couple’s declaration of independence from the workday rules of the world.”

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One Response to Stephen Holden on Rebecca Kilgore

  1. Maris Wicker says:

    Rebecca Kilgore is a frequent collaborator with the wonderful Dave Frishberg. I love the simplicity and playfulness of her sound.

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