‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’

‘Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic’ is a live album recorded (partly) on February 12, 1945 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and released in 1954 by Clef Records.

Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 03:24 . 2.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) – 03:01 . 3.Trav’Lin’ Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) – 03:28 . 4.He’S Funny That Way (Richard Whiting, Neil Moret) – 02:56 . 5.The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:04 . 6.Gee, Baby, Ain’T I Good To You (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 02:19 . 7.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 01:55 . 8.Billie’S Blues (Billie Holiday) – 03:39

Musicians : Billie Holiday – Vocals . Ken Kersey – Piano . Illinois Jacquet – Tenor Sax . Lester Young – Tenor Sax On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . George Auld – Alto Sax On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Buck Clayton – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Tiny Grimes – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Jc Heard – Drums On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Al Mckibbon – Bass On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Trummy Young – Trombone On (3 – 4) . Howard Mcghee – Trumpet On (3 – 4) . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Jack Mills – Drums On (3 – 4) . Charlie Drayton – Bass On (3 – 4)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Suha Gur – Engineer

Package : Wendi Traub-Cohen – Art Direction . Ali Hoffman – Design . David Stone Martin – Illustrations . Graham Lock – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 12, 1945 & June 3, October 7, 1946 At Shrine Auditorium In Los Angelesand Carnegie Hall.

Released In 1954 By Clef Records.

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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 […]

J. Ferguson @ Amazon
Two cuts stand out: 10. Trav’lin’ Light and 11. He’s Funny That Way (Live at Shrine Auditorium 1946). In these two cuts, you can hear the emotion that makes B.H. great. On most cuts, however, you hear the journeyman, melancholy voice of B.H. doing her job. […]

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