Al Jarreau, Singer Who Spanned Jazz, Pop and R&B Worlds, Dies at 76

If Mr. Jarreau’s highly accessible, intensely personal style defied easy classification, that very accessibility — and, perhaps, the mere fact of his considerable commercial success — left some jazz purists skeptical.

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Reviewing a concert by Mr. Jarreau at the Savoy in New York in 1981, Steph …
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