DAVE DAVIES, HOST:
This is FRESH AIR. Jeanne Lee was one of the premiere singers of new jazz for several decades. Her duos with pianist Ran Blake first brought her to public attention. Now, some live recordings from the 1960s featuring Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake have been issued for the first time. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has this review.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST")