On her latest album, Claroscuro, the jazz clarinetist explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to Brazilian music to that of her native Israel. It's this desire to adapt the instrument to so many musical traditions that has earned Cohen such acclaim.
By the time she was 24, Carpenter was already famous, having released more than a dozen hit records with her brother Richard. She died 30 years ago Monday at age 32, and her legacy as one-half of the singing duo The Carpenters remains a source of disagreement.
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