I just rediscovered Sara Gazarek, a jazz vocalist who’s recent album has been nominated for two Grammys in the categories of Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Arrangement, Instrumental, and Vocals for the song Jolene from Thirsty Ghost.
Although Jolene is indeed a great rendition of the song by Sara, one of my favorite tracks is Never Will I Marry. It was recorded by Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley on sax, an album I owned years ago. Nancy’s vocal for the tune stuck with me through the years. I think Sara’s version is my new favorite of the song.
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