Buddy Greco, still alive at 87 years old was an outstanding pianist who played with the Benny Goodman band at aged 17. He then took up singing. I recommend his recording of the Ellington composition “Satin Doll” from the album “I Had a Ball”. On this recording of a live Las Vegas concert, Greco impeccably cruised and ad- libbed above a tight arrangement played by a superb band. Talented, hip, cool and happily enthusiastic, he reminds me of those ‘yanks’ who arrived in our city for a brief but unforgettable time back in May 1944. Enjoy!