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Gene Lees

b. Frederick Eugene Lees, 8 Feb 1928, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. After learning music at Hamilton as well as the Berklee University Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Lees created his writing skill, employed in journalism, frequently as music critic, in both Canada and the united states. Lees in addition has written many music lyrics, some, like ‘Calm Nights Of Calm Superstars’ and ‘Last night I Noticed The Rainfall’, had been originals while some, for bossa nova music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, he translated from Portuguese. Furthermore to his are journalist and lyricist, Lees in addition has been energetic in musical education. His journal, Jazzletter, is normally widely browse and reputed and books such as for example Singers AS WELL AS THE Melody reveal an abiding curiosity about lyric composing and such different jazz performers as Sarah Vaughan as well as the Clarke-Boland Big Band, which is normally communicated with an capable command of vocabulary.

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