"I'm definitely a jazz musician, learning to be a jazz singer." — Blossom Dearie
"I’m reading the Rifftides discussion about Blossom Dearie and Bill Evans," Dave Frishburg wrote soon after Dearie's passing in 2009, "and who influenced who. I’d like to add my comment: During the late sixties I played a couple weeks solo opposite the Bill Evans Trio at the Village Gate on Bleecker St, and had some conversations with Bill. I asked him how he came upon his piled-fourths voicing of chords, and his immediate answer was that he heard Blossom Dearie play that way and it really knocked him out. Then he did a little rave review of Blossom, naming her as one of his models of piano playing. It was such a surprising response that I never forgot it."
Vicki Brabham and The Jazz Kings pay tribute.