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VIDEO / DVD: Sara Cassey: Phantom Songwriter

Composer and lyricist Sara Cassey (1929-1966) is virtually unknown today. She played piano but wasn’t a performing jazz pianist or a singer. In fact, she never recorded an album, despite having worked for Riverside Records. Born in Detroit, she moved to New York in the mid-1950s. Her songs or, more aptly, tunes, were recorded by Hank Jones, Billy Taylor, Junior Mance, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, Stan Kenton, Harry James and many others…

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