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Ernestine Anderson

Ernestine Anderson discusses the passion in her singing

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Ernestine Anderson discusses the importance of accompaniment

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Ernestine Anderson discusses her own history of accompaniments

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Q: “What do you need as a singer as far as an accompaniment is concerned, what do you really have to feel from let’s say, a piano player? Playing the notes right isn’t enough…”

A: “No, I think it's ... accompanying is an art in itself. You need somebody who inspires you to sing, who can, you know, make you … help you to create and at the same time not be in the way.”