She certainly was a 'Giant' among the many female singers - up there with Ella, Sarah and Dinah. I just bought two of her CDs last week, to add to my collection, which I have been playing in my car on my trips to and from work. It's very sad to learn of her passing but she has left a wonderful legacy for all to enjoy.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.
( especially when the music is played on a KN7000....)