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  • n  (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

  • The goals: dense, rich sonorities, a "cool," vibrato-free style of playing and a tight meshing of the charts and soloists (among them baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and .
  • Her plangent, almost vibrato-free voice rides over a mlange of island rhythms, bossa nova and folky acoustics, mostly in new songs she has co-written.
  • Donovan (real name: Donovan Leitch), 24, Britain's versatile, vibrato-voiced minstrel (Isle of Islay): and Lynda Lawrence, 23, girl friend of the Rolling Stones' late Brian Jones .
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  • New Video: Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland And Missy Elliott, 'Without Me'
    Fantasia teams with Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott in her "Without Me" video. Not gonna lie, I STILL think Fantasia was the best and most underrated "American Idol" winner of ALL TIME. I mean, that rasp! That vibrato! There's really nothing to talk about. And while sales of her Side Effects Of You album may [...]
    July 2, 2013 - MTV

  • Natalie Cole in Washington Post
    Cole says R&B and jazz "are far apart from one another when you actually sit down to perform it -- your chops are totally different. In R&B, you can get away with being flat, being sharp; you have to have much more vibrato. With jazz, you cannot get...
  • Rachel Portman in Contra Costa Times
    I wanted to write an opera that you could take a child to,says Portman, by phone from London. "That would draw them in, rather than put them off the opera medium for life. They hear operatic music and the big operatic vibrato and they...

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