PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Broadway Big Band's Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Alysha Umphress Pick Female Standards

By Michael Gioia
18 Sep 2013

Alysha Umphress: "I Wish You Love" (as performed by Blossom Dearie). Blossom Dearie has one of the most unique voices ever. There is something so spritely ethereal about it. She had some of the coolest arrangements of even the squarest of songs. To me, there is something so classic 60s New York Greenwich Village about her. It's not a powerful voice, but it's captivating. Plus, she plays piano like a boss. Here is one of my favorites from her, "I Wish You Love."