This splendid, only occasionally uneven "blue" series continues with an entirely jazzy compilation, packed with inspired songs of love and the love of love. A famous variation on the crystalline version of "My Funny Valentine" by Dinah Shore and André Previn is offered up by the beyond brilliant Chet Baker, bookending the album as its first and last cuts. Nat King Cole beseeches, "Let there be you, let there be me/Let there be oysters, under the sea" in the endearing "Let There Be Love" as a duet with George Shearing, who ...

Blue Valentines 1999, Blue Note

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