News

<b>Chris Connor, singer, born 8 November 1927; died 29 August 2009</b>

Chris Connor, singer, born 8 November 1927; died 29 August 2009

For nearly a decade, Chris Connor reigned supreme as Atlanticís first lady of jazz. The smoky-voiced, Kansas City-born songstress, joined the labelís roster in 1955, and eponymous Atlantic debut album, from 1956, was the first jazz vocal LP ever released on the label. Connorís coarse, throaty tone, sweet phrasing, and unerring rhythm were peaking during the late Ď50s, and along with Julie London, June Christy and Anita OíDay, she epitomised cool jazz singing.

From the Web