Boomkat Product Review:
Little Jazz Bird covers Blossom Dearie's work in the late 1950s. Here the renowned bebop singer and pianist tends to keep within small band setups, teaming up with guitarists Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis and Mundell Lowe, along with drummers Jo Jones and Ed Thigpen, plus bassist Ray Brown. Solo numbers prove that this was an artist who could flourish all by herself however, something emphasised by a beautiful rendition of the standard 'Someone To Watch Over Me'. "Blossom Dearie was one of the unique jazz voices of the second half of the 20th century; one of the great interpreters of American song in the post-war era. She liked to describe herself as a songwriters singer. Blossom Dearie's work blurred the line between jazz and cabaret. An interpretive minimalist with caviar taste in songs and musicians, she was a genre unto herself."