Release Date:03/24/2017;Notes:Doxy present a reissue of Billie's Best, a selection drawn from Billie Holiday's recordings of the mid-1950s, originall...Click To Read More About This Product
Release Date:03/24/2017;Notes:Doxy present a reissue of Billie's Best, a selection drawn from Billie Holiday's recordings of the mid-1950s, originally released in 1992. Holiday's voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny Carter and Ben Webster. Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of some great songs.;Track List:1. "A1. What a Little Moonlight Can Do;2. A2. a Foggy Day;3. A3. Come Rain or Come Shine;4. A4. Comes Love;5. B1. He's Funny That Way;6. B2. Stars Fell on Alabama;7. B3. Gone with the Wind;8. B4. They Can't Take That Away from Me;9. C1. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon);10. C2. Everything I Have Is Yours;11. C3. Stormy Blues;12. C4. Speak Low;13. D1. April in Paris;14. D2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm;15. D3. Some Other Spring;16. D4. All the Way"
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