Blossom Dearie

Live in London, Vol. 2

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The Harkit label continues its series of archival live recordings from the famed London jazz club Ronnie Scott's with a second sampling of Blossom Dearie, this time from a February 1966 date backed by the rhythm section of bassist Jeff Clyne and drummer Allan Ganley. By the mid-'60s Dearie was living in London and she played Ronnie Scott's regularly, often as a showcase for introducing new material that, in many cases, never appeared on her studio LPs. Even songs played for the first time retain the grace and sophistication that are her hallmarks, however, and her girlish vocals evoke the sheer joy of performance with an exuberance matched by few singers.

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