WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The remarkably named Blossom Dearie - so nicknamed by her mother after the flowers delivered at her birth - was an American jazz singer and pianist. She had a unique and recognisably light and girlish voice. One of the last great supper club/cabaret performers, she performed regular engagements in London - her live albums recorded at Ronnie Scott's are collectors must haves - and in her home town New York City over many years. She collaborated with many musicians, including Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, Jack Segal, Johnny Mandel, Duncan Lamont, and Dave Frishberg, among others. Zoe Francis, evoking the style and charm of Blossom Dearie, presents songs by the famous Blossom writing duo Comden and Green, together with material by Dave Frishberg - including the infamous I'm Hip, co written by Bob Dorough, plus several songs by Cy Coleman.