|This beautiful melody is by the Mexican composer of 'It's Impossible', with
words by Gene Lees, novelist, former jazz critic, and commentator on popular
music. Lees recently assessed Perry's
style and wrote: 'Como's work consistently astonishes me. He is a fantastic
technician. Listen to the perfection of his intonation, the beauty of the
sound he produces, the constant, comfortable breath control. And take notice
of his high notes. Laymen are often impressed by the high note you can hear
for five blocks. Professionals know that it is far more difficult to hit a
high note quietly. Como lights on a C or D at the top of a tune as softly as a
bird on a branch, not even shaking it.' And Perry's performance of Mr. Lees'
own song is a perfect example of his description.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
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