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Friday, March 10, 2006

Tierney Sutton Feature

Tierney Sutton has always viewed herself as more of an instrumentalist than a singer. With a focused, pure-toned voice and melodic and harmonic knowledge that rivals plenty of instrumentalists, she's been executing some challenging arrangements for over the past dozen years. As with any great vocalist, a masterful performance of a song is just as important as its interpretation, but her musicianship certainly doesn't make her melodies any less accessible -- she always lets the listener in.

Hear about her studies with Jerry Bergonzi, her band of over a dozen years, "the process," her career in films and commercials, the "spirit" versus the "craft" and her philosophy on and off the bandstand:

Listen to: a Tierney Sutton feature.


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