on January 1, 2011
If you're looking to get into jazz singing and are not sure how to start, this is the perfect introduction. Lots of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn, but enough other artists to whet your interest. Never heard Helen Merrill or Blossom Dearie before, for example? This will give you a great idea as to whether any of these artists are for you.
I admit that I had mostly focused on jazz instrumentals before getting this set, with a few exceptions (like the Bill Evans/Tony Bennett recordings), but this really opened my eyes to a range of wonderful singers.