Remembering the Incomparable Barbara Morrison

“Barbara Morrison taught me to pay attention to the lyrics of the song, to pay attention to the story that was being told. She would have us write out what we felt the song was about,” said Parlato, who acknowledged that it was actually more difficult to follow this advice as a younger singer. “There’s a tendency to think about vocal phrasing and rhythms in an intellectual and technical sense. Barbara made us think about the emotional story in the song.” 

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