Today’s track is by a wonderful voice from Greece. Nana Mouskouri began to sing at the age of 12 listening to radio broadcasts of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. In the early 1950s she studied classical music at the Conservatoire learning to be able singing operas. At the end of the decade she started singing Jazz in nightclubs with a great repertoire of songs by Ella Fitzgerald. In 1962, she met Quincy Jones, who persuaded to her to travel to NYC to record an album of American jazz standards. This track is from this album ‘The Girl from Greece Sings’, a superb record that shows what a great voice could be able to when she gets the right producer and a perfect bunch of musicians to play with. A timeless piece of music for later in the evening.
Nana Mouskouri – The Touch of your Lips