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Billie Holiday – At Jazz At The Philharmonic (1954/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Billie Holiday – At Jazz At The Philharmonic (1954/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 23:39 minutes | 883 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © The Verve Music Group
Recorded: February 12, 1945 and October 3, 1946 at the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and recorded at Carnegie Hall on June 3, 1946.

Billie Holiday’s At Jazz At The Philharmonic was originally recorded live February 12th, 19454 and October 3rd, 1946 at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, California. The performance was part of the touring jazz series At Jazz At The Philharmonic installed by American jazz producer Norman Granz. The album features popular song titles “Body and Soul”, “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You” and “All of Me”.

The first of seven volumes to present all of Billie Holiday’s Verve recordings, JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC gathers live performances from 1945 to 1947, as well as her 1957 Newport Jazz Festival set and the two songs she sang at the Seven Ages of Jazz Festival in 1958. Throughout, Holiday’s voice transcends fluctuations in sound quality to swirl straight into the listener’s blood. Lady Day exhibits total control of her achingly expressive, emotionally charged voice and sweeps it through the phrasings of “Fine and Mellow,” “The Man I Love,” and “Trav’lin’ Light” with the fluid ease and interpretive brilliance of a seasoned instrumentalist. There is a noticible difference in vocal timbre in the Newport recordings– thicker, darker and more bluesy. JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC is a memorable collection and, at moments, manages to capture Holiday at her finest. –AllMusic

Tracklist:
1 Body And Soul 03:27
2 Strange Fruit 02:55
3 Trav’lin’ Light 03:26
4 He’s Funny That Way 02:52
5 The Man I Love 03:04
6 Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You? 02:20
7 All Of Me 02:02
8 Billie’s Blues 03:33

Personnel:
February 12, 1945 (Tracks 1 & 2); June 3, 1946 (Tracks 5-8)
Billie Holiday, vocals
Lester Young, tenor sax
Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax
George Auld, alto sax
Buck Clayton, trumpet
Ken Kersey, piano
Tiny Grimes, guitar
JC Heard, drums
Al McKibbon, bass
October 3, 1946 (Tracks 3 & 4)
Billie Holiday, vocals
Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax
Trummy Young, trombone
Howard McGhee, trumpet
Ken Kersey, piano
Barney Kessel, guitar
Jack Mills, drums
Charlie Drayton, bass

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