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June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blossom Dearie

John T tells me that one of the first modern LP's he bought was "Blossom Dearie Live At Ronnie Scott's". John then points out that on Blossom's "My Space" site her age is given as 104!
(She was actually born in 1928).
I recall seeing her at Newcastle in, I think, the 1970s. An excellent performer.
"They Say It's Spring," a wonderful song of hers recently played on Swiss Radio Jazz, has also been recorded to advantage by tenorman Harry Allen with Tommy Flanagan on piano."
That's what I love about jazz and the GASB there are still so many tunes to discover even after all these years.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Another one of Blossom's that does it for me is "Manhattan"- it's one of the YouTube clips currently on the video bar.
So cool and relaxed.

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