Mary Stallings Duo with pianist David Udolf
Mary Stallings is a classic example of how it takes time, musical seasoning and living a full life to mature as a vocalist and to address a lyric properly. While youthful instrumentalists may have something to say, Stallings brings a lifetime of emotional intelligence that enables her to truly inhabit a lyric.
“Mary Stallings is an American jazz vocalist. One of the most gifted, swinging vocalists in jazz, she spent decades as a local San Francisco legend before reestablishing her national profile in the mid-1990s. Her voice, sturdy and nonvirtuosic, has a rich low end; its clearest template is Dinah Washington. And above all it’s a jazz voice, not an R&B voice; she’s for real.” — New York Times
“Perhaps the best jazz singer singing today” - New York Times