Dee Dee Bridgewater at Blues Alley
Thu, September 19, 2019
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One of the best jazz singers of her generation, Dee Dee Bridgewater sang with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and appeared in the Broadway musical The Wiz. Due to erratic records and a lack of direction, Bridgewater was largely overlooked by the time she moved to France in the 1980s. She appeared in the show Lady Day and at European jazz festivals, and eventually formed her own backup group. Her 1995 Horace Silver tribute disc (Love and Peace) is a gem and resulted in the singer extensively touring the U.S. She would find even more success with another tribute album, Dear Ella, which won a Grammy in 1997...