Podcast: Gene Lees, April 2004

6 December 2015

This ASMAC Luncheon podcast features Frederick Eugene John “Gene” Lees, a Canadian music critic, biographer, lyricist, and former journalist. (February 8, 1928 – April 22, 2010) Lees worked as a newspaper journalist in his native Canada before moving to the United States, where he was a music critic and lyricist. His lyrics for Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Corcovado” (released as “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars”), have been recorded by such notable singers as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Queen Latifah, and Diana Krall. Introduced by Larry Orenstein.


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