You know Valentine's Day can't be far off when Verve releases another set of discs in the For Lovers series. This time the label's expanded on the artist-oriented comps to focus on songs connected with cities: New York, Paris and Rio get their own albums, while Around The World serves as a catch-all for the rest. It's a novel way of reselling the old jazz catalogue, but compiler Ken Drucker relies too heavily on the usual suspects -- Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Getz and Gilberto -- and readily available material to create an interesting package. On the rare occasions he makes unexpected choices, they're dull tracks by Pete Fountain (!) and Arthur Prysock (!!) that won't turn the heads of younger fans. Something like Blossom Dearie's seductively funky I Like London In The Rain would've fit the concept and shifted units, since Verve hasn't yet reissued Dearie's That's Just The Way I Want To Be (Fontana) album in North America. An opportunity missed.