Rodgers & Hart month continues with one of my favorite songs. Manhattan was written by the dynamic duo in 1925 for a review show, Garrick’s Gaieties. It’s unclear if it received good or bad reviews…
Once again, we bookend the post with Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson. We begin with Ella:
Blossom Dearie was an underrated artist with a unique voice and pianistic style.
A man who needs no introduction:
Dinah Washington was a genre jumper who moved easily from the blues to soul to jazz.
This album cover should look familiar to you. It was featured on Wednesday morning.
What would a Friday Cocktail hour be without a jazz instrumental version of the week’s song? This time, Sonny Rollins, Perez Prado, and Oscar Peterson
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Oscar Peterson?
That’s it for this week. I propose a toast to Ella and Oscar. They’re gone but their music endures. It’s what Bogie, Betty, and Frank would want. Never argue with them.