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Who is Sylvia? What is she?

Photo: Roni Griffith “Part cabaret confessional, part homage to the Great American Songbook, [Sylvia] McNair’s album chronicles her move from the classical world into newfound artistic freedom, with a dose of life’s intensity along the way. Pieces by Gershwin and Bernstein, Previn and Porter (and probably one of the most unexpected covers of ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’) paint a wry portrait of one woman’s life in music.” [Rock Paper Scissors]

  • Armerjacquino

    That’s a must. Her Kern and Arlen discs are treasures.

  • PCally

    Well I’m glad she’s been having some success since leaving opera and is still performing.

  • DeepSouthSenior

    A couple of years ago, Mrs. DS and I saw Ms. McNair in an all-Gershwin program at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. Her performance was good but not spectacular. She was clearly at home with the style and was enjoying herself thoroughly. All-round “comfortable” is the word that comes to mind.

    Whenever we hear anyone singing well from The Great American Songbook, Mrs. DS expects me to say yet again, “I feel sorry for people who don’t know this music.”