The Lyrics of Fran Landesman

Songs From The Floating World

In the 1950s Fran Landesman wrote hip, insightful lyrics that were recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett and Miles Davis.  In 1994 she met Simon Wallace and embarked on ‘an enduring creative relationship that produced some of her
finest work’ (The Guardian). For seventeen years Sarah Moule was their mouthpiece and  introduced over 35 of their acclaimed songs.  Sarah and Simon share their musical memories of an extraordinary and vibrant character who was ‘one of the last links to the Golden Age of American songwriting’ (Russell Davis BBC Radio 2).


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