My love with this man's music started accidentally when I found CDs in an ancient (still open) store (45s, 78s, and much new music). This CD was hard to get after his death, but I'm so glad I persisted. For those of you who don't know him, he's absolutely remarkable: jazz musician in the 40s, touring in South America 40's, writing constantly, variety tv show in France in 50-60s(combo of Soupy Sales, Milton Berle--cross dressing comedy skits, Nat King Cole--plays multiple instruments), collaboration with greatest French singers/songwriters(produced thousands of songs revered in France today-some 'translated' for Anglos)...working with musicians in their 20s/30s when he died...an unbelievable guy. Last live US show was surprise guest of Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl--he died shortly after. This CD, like 'Room with a View' is balladic...just one of his styles. Recall, as you listen, that this man was over 90 when recorded, and then compare it to Anita O'Day's last recordings: he kept his 'voice' in all senses of that work. A great CD to have/treasure. Also note that some places are charging over $35. for the CD(rarity or ripoff?) but you can get it through Amazon reasonable enough...mine was $8.!!!