Here is a classic and lovely song performed by the great jazz singer Lucy Reed, who counted Woody Herman and Charlie Ventura among her admirers.
Lucy Reed (1924-1998) was an appealing jazz vocalist who performed around Chicago in the 1950's. The cool-toned Reed, who appreciated singers like Chris Connor and June Christy, was regularly accompanied by bassist Johnny Frigo and pianist Dick Marx at a club called the Lei Aloha. Sessions in New York in 1955 and Chicago in 1957 resulted in her debut LP for Fantasy, "This Is Lucy Reed". The 1957 session employed Marx and Frigo, while the 1955 date employed the great pianist Bill Evans. Her sound attempts to fit with the Chris Connor, Anita O' Day sound and succeeds at times. A straightforward singer, she gives her ballads a detached feel and her swing songs a good bounce.
Enjoy Lucy Reed's style!