Monday, February 09, 2009

I Wish You Love

I first fell in love with the voice of jazz singer and song writer Blossom Dearie when I heard her singing Put On A Happy Face and I Wish You Love on the soundtrack for the movie, Kissing Jessica Klein. I thought at the time, "I should write her a fan letter and tell her how much I enjoy her singing."

I never got around to it and today I learned she died over the weekend. My and the world's lost.

New York Times obituary here.

In memory of Blossom Dearie, National Public Radio is streaming a 2001 interview and performance she did on Marian McParland's Piano Jazz show (55 min. 49 sec). It includes her signature song, I'm Hip. It is worth a listen if you are interested in jazz. You can find it here.

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