J[A-Z]Z / p1ck ( The Newest Sound Around | Jeanne Lee With Ran Blake, 1962

"If there's going to be an enduring 'new wave' in jazz styling...this voice, this piano may well be the beginning"

Jeanne Lee With Ran Blake, Summertime  (The Newest Sound Around, 1962) 

Jeanne Lee with pianist Ran Blake performed as a duo at the Apollo Theater's Amateur Night contest, and after winning made her first record, 
The Newest Sound Around.The album gained considerable popularity in Europe, where Lee and Blake toured in 1963, but went unnoticed in the US.

Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City November 15, 1961 - December 7, 1961

Jeanne Lee – vocals 
Ran Blake  – piano
George Duvivier – bass

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