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Blossom Dearie


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From - Jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer from the bebop era Blossom Dearie, was a child genius that began her career in vocal groups with Alvino Rey and Woody Herman.
She was there for the Birth of the Cool hanging with Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
In Paris Blossom worked with Annie Ross and Bob Dorough. Norman Granz stopped in and asked that she record for him when she returned to the States. After a Billboard hit with "Lullaby of Birdland"(sung in French), she returned to the U.S.
What followed were six phenomenal albums for Verve Records.  Oscar Peterson's rhythm section rounded out Blossom's band incuding Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen, and Jo Jones. My Gentleman Friend featured her husband, Bobby Jaspar. 
In the 1960s Blossom shared the bill with Miles Davis at the Village Vanguard and recorded an album for Capitol Records entitled “May I Come In.”  She began recording for Ronnie Scott and touring the world. The BBC was instrumental in introducing her to musical admirer, @John Lennon.  They wrote songs for each other.
Blossom Dearie made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1973. She recorded the Schoolhouse Rock songs, "Figure Eight" and "Unpack Your Adjectives" and in 1974, Daffodil Records released “Blossom Dearie Sings.” She was one of the first women to own a successful record label. Fourteen albums followed and they are being remastered and reissued!


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