“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
– Arthur O’Shaughnessy
The album Blossom Dearie by Blossom Dearie may be from the 1950s but it is truly fantastic. Also if you are wondering, yes, it is her real name.
Blossom was a jazz vocalist and pianist born in New York. From a young age, Blossom showed that she was truly a gifted child. At the age of two, she would thoughtfully play songs from ear and memory. Her parents quickly put her lessons when she turned five.
She then moved to New York City in the 40s where she started her professional career. She was persuaded to go to Paris by a few colleagues. While singing at a club in Paris Norman Granz asked her to record for him whenever she returned to the states in 1956.
What followed was pure magic. In total she has six phenomenal albums, Blossom Dearie specifically is such a wonderful blend of jazz and soul and it just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Something about her voice makes all of your trouble disappear.
So, if you have any uneasiness, especially during our current circumstances, take a deep breath put on this album and feel all of it simply melt away.