A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill
– recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis
, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis
forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and somber touches – really bringing out the best of the dark qualities in Merrill
's vocals. Backing is by a quartet with Lewis
, Richard Davis, Hubert Laws, and Connie Kay – and titles include "Close Your Eyes", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "The Singer", "Yesterdays", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Mad About The Boy", and "Django".
(Cover has a cut corner.)