Blossom Dearie: It's Spring!


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For me, no other jazz voice sounds as much like spring than Blossom Dearie's. The jazz pianist, arranger and vocalist had a child-like timbre, which was deceptive, since in truth she was an enormously gifted pianist and vocalist. Dearie died in 2009. Here are three videos of Dearie that will make you feel like the season...

Here's Dearie in Paris in 1961...

Here's Dearie in Paris in 1965...

And here's Dearie appearing on the BBC (if you wish, move the time bar to 6:30)...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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