The Billie Holiday Songbook

The Billie Holiday Songbook

by Terence Blanchard


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Billie Holiday songbook CDs have become a major marketing tool, but trumpeter Terence Blanchard's most recent effort is so magnificently performed and engineered that it defies any attempts at being cynically lumped into a trend. He plays soothing, appealing ballads, anguished uptempo tunes and wonderful melodies on muted and open horn, cleanly and fully hitting high and low notes, while executing mellow or intense statements smoothly and with flair. Guest vocalist Jeanie Bryson isn't overwhelmed by the task of singing immortal compositions previously made anthems by a legend. She won't make anyone forget Holiday, but her renditions don't lack their own authority or passion either. This is a smash tribute and arguably Terence Blanchard's finest work.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645779348
catalogNumber: 57793

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terence Blanchard   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Chris Thomas   Bass
Sanford Allen   Concert Master
Bruce Barth   Piano
Jeanie Bryson   Vocals,Track Performer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Conductor
Troy Davis   Drums
Miles Goodman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Eric Dolphy   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Terence Blanchard   Producer
George Butler   Executive Producer
Troy Davis   Contributor
Ervin Drake   Composer
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Miles Goodman   Arranger,Producer
James Nichols   Engineer
Lou Carter   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
John Freigo   Composer
James P. Nichols   Engineer

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