The biography of Helen Merrill by Claude Carrière , illustrated by Cecil Barbay and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Helen Merrill's first album, with the brilliant trumpeter Clifford Brown , established her in the mid-1950s in the now overpopulated firmament of jazz vocalists . Without compromise, she continued with a perfect anti-star attitude, an uncompromising career throughout which she multiplied enriching encounters. Gil Evans , Bill Evans , Stan Getz , John Lewis and a hundred others have shared his intimate art of telling sometimes painful stories and suggesting sweet secrets. This selection features the first masterpieces of Helen Merrill at the age of all hopes.