A man named Paul Sonnenberg has posted a medley of songs with Gene Lees’ lyrics. If you go here, you’ll learn as much about Mr. Sonnenberg as I know. If you watch the video below, you’ll see and hear him sing the songs, largely in tune, with a feel for the Brazilian samba idiom and with, for the most part, the correct English lyrics. In “Quiet Night of Quiet Stars,” it should be, “…how lovely,” not “…so lovely,” but that’s quibbling. Here’s Paul Sonnenberg doing nice work.
Rifftides is going to move on from Gene Lees, at least for the moment, and on to other matters. My plan for next time is to catch up with a few recent CDs.