1. ‘Deed I Do
2. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
3. Everything I’ve Got
4. Comment Allez Vous
5. More Than You Know
6. Thou Swell
7. It Might As Well Be Spring
8. They Say It’s Spring
1. Tout Doucement
2. You For Me
3. Now At
4. I Hear Music
5. Wait Till You See Her
6. I Won’t Dance
7. A Fine Spring Morning
8. Blossom’s Blues
Recent original pressings have sold for more than $300
Reissues ranging from $60 - $125 and remaining in short supply.
This LP has only been reissued a couple of times, never in the UK / Europe
Pressed on 180 gram classic black vinyl
Lacquers by Well Made Music, pressed at Optimal
Mono Edition includes the bonus songs “They Say It’s Spring” and “Blossom’s Blues”
Blossom Dearie was part of the NYC beboppers scene that often gathered at Gil Evans’ apartment, was in the social circle that began developing “Birth of the Cool” and at the same time was a fixture in the Jazz clubs of the 1940’s.
The legendary jazz producer and founder of Verve, Norman Granz, heard Blossom singing in Paris and offered her a contract.
She returned to New York to record her debut album produced by Norman Granz in 1956. The LP spotlights Blossom as a chanteuse and pianist.
Miles Davis once said, “she was the only white woman who had soul”, while Bill Evans noted her playing really “knocked him out”.
Blossom Dearie, piano, vocals
Ray Brown, bass
Jo Jones, drums
Herb Ellis, guitar