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Chris Connor

Chris Connor
Born: Nov 8, 1927 in Kansas City, MO
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Died: Aug 29, 2009 in Toms River, NJ
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Along with June Christy, Helen O'Connell, and Julie London, Chris Connor epitomized cool jazz singing in the 1950s. Influenced by Anita O'Day, the torchy, smoky singer wasn't one for aggression. Like Chet Baker on the trumpet or Paul Desmond and Lee Konitz on alto sax, she used subtlety and restraint ...Read full biography
Chris Connor
Released: 1956
Label: Bethlehem High Fidelity
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The first jazz vocal LP ever released on Atlantic Records, Chris Connor's self-titled album is one of her best (among considerable competition). Connor's coarse, throaty tone, sweet phrasing, and unerring ...Read full review
Chris Craft
Released: 1958
Label: WEA/Warner
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