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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: “I think it’s a necessary thing for a jazz singer, that kind of spiritual quality, the gospel singing, the willingness to let the voice come out. So many people ‘sing in’ but you don’t…”

A: “Well, it has taken a lot of years to arrive at that, you know, letting it ... knowing how to just let it go and you find that people respond to that, you know.”