Blossom Dearie & The Blue Stars of France - Lullaby of Birdland, 1955
Composed by George Shearing / Lyrics by George David Weiss (1952)
Blossom Dearie (1924 – 2009) was an American jazz singer and pianist.
She moved to Paris in 1952 and formed a vocal group, the Blue Stars (1952–1955)
The four-man, four-woman act (whose number varied in later years) recorded
two-note piano solo (with flourishes) on the track and Dearie's vocal contribution
is discernible within the skillful eight-member vocal performance.
The recording was given a big band treatment by arranger Michel Legrand
(later known in the U.S. for "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The
Thomas Crown Affair and the original film score of Summer of '42,
both Academy Award winners).