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The Jazz Page

“Fantastic and engaging vocals... a truly entertaining and special homage to a legend by the wonderfully gifted Clairdee.” (full review)
—D. Glenn Daniels

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Music Man Blog

“Clairdee is an accomplished, master jazz singer with a warm, deep, silky voice... Clairdee has done us all a service reminding us of Lena Horne’s greatness as a vocalist and a person.” (full review)
—Robert Nicosia

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BeBop Spoken Here

“The backing trio are solid throughout and the backing vocals add to the ambiance, but the star, apart from the legacy of Lena Horne, is Clairdee, a distinctive stylist in her own right and, like Lena, very much a civil…

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The Jazz World

“This album is great for those of you that want to relive some of the classic songs of days gone by.” (full review)
—Keith Richard

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Making A Scene

“This is not only a passionate tribute to Lena Horne. The spoken interludes remind us of the struggles of the civil rights era. As lovely as the music is, the words may make you angry too. Listen to those words…

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Open Sky

"Clairdee paints a loving, and at times fierce, biographical portrait of one of the most beloved artists of the 20th century, vocalist-actress-social activist Lena Horne, who certainly wore proudly the label race woman. Seldom considered in the pantheon of jazz…

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James Gavin, author

"Over a century after the birth of Lena Horne, how gratifying to see her legacy perpetuated with as much musicality, originality, heart, and fighting spirit as Clairdee shows on this album." 
—James Gavin, author of Stormy Weather: The Life of

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LemonWire

“A recording that fulfills not just from good-sounding music, but with unexpected heartfelt sentiments... By amplifying the musical performances with notes from the artist to be honored, she not only entertains audiences, she teaches them. That does not always happen…

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Contemporary Fusion

“Clairdee gives us a most spirited and inventive jazz vocal set in tribute to Lena...a rich vocal style that will thrill your ears!” (full review)
—Dick Metcalf

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JW Vibe

“In creating her exquisite, deeply heartfelt, sensual and rhythmically energizing and soul empowering homage A Love Letter to Lena, Clairdee does more than pay homage to a personal cultural hero. She waited until the sociopolitical climate was just right to…