Masters of Jazz

Masters of Jazz

by Billie HolidayBillie Holiday


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This Storyville series is always a mixed bag, but their goal is to be one. They try to offer -- consistently so -- the best material from all stages of an individual artist's career. Billie Holiday is a case in point. There are some gorgeous early and middle performances here, such as the opening reading of Duke Ellington's "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" with Teddy Wilson, the live "Billie's Blues," and "Lover Man." There are also some later cuts here that are on the other side of Holiday's beautiful voice, such as the live "Strange Fruit," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and a stellar version of "I Cover the Waterfront." Most of these cuts are live or from radio transcriptions, and generally this is not the place to start with the great vocalist, but is more for serious collectors only.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101851126
catalogNumber: 1018511
Rank: 115735

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Vocals
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Herbie Harper   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Art Tatum   Piano
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Neal Hefti   Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Marquis Foster   Drums
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Iggy Shevak   Bass
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Buster Harding   Piano
Blinkie Garner   Drums
Herbie Stewart   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Fields   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Toots Camarata   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Hans Nielsen   Engineer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Mike Hennessey Chastet   Liner Notes
Thorbjørn Sjøgren   Liner Notes
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
L. Allen   Composer

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