Friday, February 19, 2010

Now's the Time: Deborah Brown

The first time I featured a video of Kansas City vocalist Deborah Brown at Plastic Sax, in March of 2008, almost no footage existed at YouTube. A few decent clips have been added in the intervening years, including this performance, but there's still nothing that definitively showcases why many jazz insiders claim that Brown is one of the world's top talents. She remains, at least in the United States, an undiscovered artist. Even the person who uploaded this video, for heaven's sake, misspelled her name. Brown performs Friday, February 19, at the Blue Room.

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