One of my favorite singers, Dawn Lambeth.
One of my favorite pianists, Chris Dawson.
A swinging early-Thirties Ellington song, DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM. I have to point out that the lyrics by newspaper writer Nick Kenny are less than fresh . . . but one can listen around the hackneyed phrases to admire Dawn’s sweet, light-hearted approach to the song, the textures and timbres of her voice, and the swinging, faithful, and elegant piano of Mister Dawson.
I wish this duo — or the larger version, Dawn Lambeth and Friends — were coming to my city, soon. And yours, too.
May your happiness increase.