Where to start? So many jazz vocalists have performed outstanding renditions of Dorothy Fields lyrics...I'm just going to have to limit myself to a few outstanding suggestions.
'"A Fine Romance" - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra (classic arrangement), Tony Bennett (gorgeous ballad), Madeline Peyroux, Michael Buble. But don't pass up the chance to listen to Fred Astaire sing this song, in his all so human, beseeching voice.
"I Won't Dance" - Peggy Lee, Mink Jazz
"Make the Man Love Me" - Dinah Washington.
"I'm in the Mood For Love" - You must, of course, listen to James Moody's instrumental version of this song, and then the vocalese section written later by Eddie Jefferson, with lyrics to fit Moody's superb tenor solo. When King Pleasure released it just that way under the title "Moody's Mood for Love" (with Blossom Dearie singing along) , co-author Jimmy McHugh sued him for copyright infringement. They agreed to20split all proceeds. "Moody's Mood for Love" genuinely started something new in jazz and has been recorded by countless artists, including George Benson, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente and Van Morrison.
"He Had Refinement" - (written for "A Tree Goes in Brooklyn" ) Check out the acerbic Elaine Stritch singing this very funny and clever song on you tube.