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TendernessFor the last two decades, limber-throated Al Jarreau has flitted between jazz, R&B, and pop. On Tenderness, he makes a valiant effort to...TendernessJazz, R&BFor the last two decades, limber-throated Al Jarreau has flitted between jazz, R&B, and pop. On Tenderness, he makes a valiant effort to...1994-06-10
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Tenderness

Genre: Jazz, R&B; Lead Performer: Al Jarreau

For the last two decades, limber-throated Al Jarreau has flitted between jazz, R&B, and pop. On Tenderness, he makes a valiant effort to find a common ground between them, but any sense of spontaneous fire is still missing, even with guests including David Sanborn and diva Kathleen Battle. The vocals are more free-spirited than usual, but Jarreau’s role as jazz’s prodigal son remains secure. B