"TOUCH OF THE RARE." Lisa Rich. Trend TR 541. Rich sings in tongues: English, Spanish, Portuguese and vocalese. Backed by Clare Fischer's efficient keyboards and percussion-oriented quartet, she tackles fearlessly such odd melodies as the title tune and "Ornithardy," takes full advantage of Bronislau Kaper's durable "Invitation" and deals handily with "Love for Sale" converted into a long-meter Latin disguise. A thoroughly professional, jazz-influenced artist. 3 1/2 stars.
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