In his sledgehammer job on the L.A. Voices in their world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl with Mel Torme and Artie Shaw ("Torme, Shaw Show Care in Nostalgia," July 26), Leonard Feather wrote:
"But creativity went out the window when Flory became one-fifth of L.A. Voices, a vocal quintet with a bland blend. This segment only came alive when four members shut up and Sue Raney sang alone."
That's not criticism, it's insult, rude and crude.
To suggest that a vocal project I've spent five years on trying to bring the most sophisticated harmony to proven romantic material was uncreative folly? After our first album was nominated for a Grammy?
Feather needs a rest--with lots of people taking care of him, maybe run a few tests. Saliva, brain scan, the works. But if he hasn't gone bonkers, there are three possibilities.