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Monday, February 13, 2017

Al Jarreau "Breakin' Away" For Always

Al Jarreau, the jazz cum pop musician best known for toppers like, Breakin' Away, We're in This Love Together, the theme song to pop TV show, Moonlighting (1980's) and more than 20 albums, died @ 76 years on Sunday morning in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife, son and friends.
    Mr Jarreau was  called, "the Acrobat of Scat" for his own vocal stylings and one of few singers who could erase the line between pop, jazz, rhythm and blues. He won seven Grammy Awards and was active and a go-getter all the way, performing since he was four years young. 
    One of the most exciting and critically acclaimed stars of our time, his spontaneous ways in front of the microphone and on stage, together with his soulful lyrics, had made him a very special artiste. 
    He performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore in October, 2009.
    May he Rest In Peace.
    Video: Moonlighting Vivianna Yansen.

    2 comments:

    IRENE HOE (JOURNALIST) said...

    oh my! he was touring and then had to retire because of exhaustion just the other day! and now he's gone!

    RICKY CHNG (LEAD GUITARIST FOR: THE ESQUIRES AND SILVER STRINGS said...

    Hi Andy

    I know of this jazz singer but did not take notice his singing style or hear his song and now after hearing it, he certainly has got that same singing style as George Benson singer/jazz guitarist with the same feel and groove.

    Anyway, life is such that we must always understand that nothing last forever, ie just come and go when the time comes.

    May he rest in peace

    Rickie