Quiet Nights

This King Of France Tavern performance is full of life, giving today's listeners a strong sampling of how Dorothy Donegan sounded at the peak of her powers. 56 at the time, she begins the first song by quoting from Dizzy Gillespie's “Manteca” before playing “The Look of Love.” It evolves into a hard-swinging blues in which she purposely emulates Erroll Garner for a period.