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5.0 out of 5 stars She can do no wrong!, 29 Jun 2011
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This review is from: Cool Heat: Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements (Audio CD)
Anita o'day is one of the all time great jazz singers of her age. She held her own against Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and her own idol Billie Holiday. What makes her so great is her built in sense of rhythm, speed and melody and an overwhelming distinctive vocal performance. When you hear Anita you know who it is. She is a singer who is not afraid to try new and unusual ways of phrasing songs and using dissonance to allow the listener to get a new feel for an old much loved song.

In Cool Heat she teamed up with an up and coming arranger Jimmy Guiffre and they produced an album which she loved, sadly he died tragically and they never teamed up again. What you get is Anita on top form singing some absolutely sublime songs which are 20th century standards. This is a very hot, cool album. A must buy. Anita o'day is one heck of a performer, can't beat her style, elegance and talent.
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