When I hear the voice of Rebecca Kilgore, I smile, even if the song is sad. When I think of Rebecca Kilgore — who goes under various aliases to keep ahead of the law . . . Beck-a-Roo, Becky, Roo — I feel joyous.
With very few words, let me use JAZZ LIVES to share some of those good feelings. Here’s a delicious sample of Rebecca — not only the singer, but the witty composer. The song is THE DAY I LEARNED FRENCH. Becky’s colleagues are Rossano Sportiello, piano; Nicki Parrott, string bass, and this was recorded at the 2014 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party:
And if you are close to New York City, Rebecca will be singing tomorrow — that’s April 29, 2017, at the International Women in Jazz Festival:
And if you can’t get to New York City tomorrow, you can follow Rebecca here.
May your happiness increase!