American jazzman Jimmy Scott dies

American jazz singer Jimmy Scott, known for his soprano voice, has died at age 88, US media reported on Friday. The artist died in his sleep Thursday at his home in Las Vegas, the “Washington Post” said.

James Victor Scott was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925 and began his career in the 1940s. He worked with Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker or Ray Charles.

His work has influenced many musicians, including pop singer Madonna who said, according to the “Washington Post”, that “Jimmy Scott is the only singer who makes me cry”.