Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of adjustment.
"The doctor said they needed to remove my leg to save my life," she relates matter-of-factly. "Thankfully, it doesn't affect my singing at all." Morrison, who turns 62 on Saturday, is soon to be fitted for a prosthetic leg.
FOR THE RECORD:
Barbara Morrison: A Sept. 10 Calendar section article about singer Barbara Morrison said that Morrison moved to Los Angeles in 1973. She...