The voice of the late comedian is immediately recognizable on the recording, perhaps a little more wizened, but still strong and full of emotion.
Diller died Monday in Los Angeles at age 95. The song was recorded last February by Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale for the Portland, Ore., collective's next album.
Lauderdale says he may add strings and a clarinet to the simple piano-and-voice recording before the album, "Get Happy," comes out next spring. More
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