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Van Morrison with Georgie Fame and Friends: How Long Has This Been Going On (Verve) ****

Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 8 February 1996

ARETHA FRANKLIN AND VAN MORRISON are the best vocal improvisers of their generation, but neither can be accurately described as a jazz singer. When authentic jazz singers such as Jon Hendricks or Betty Carter improvise, they construct new harmonic lines as variations on the melody.

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