Billie Holiday – The Essential Billie Holiday – Carnegie Hall Concert (1961/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Billie Holiday – The Essential Billie Holiday – Carnegie Hall Concert (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:44:33 minutes | 1,69 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded live at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 1956

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 1956, The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live was produced by Norman Granz and is a stellar live recording of Holiday at her best.

On this release of the recording, the songs are interspersed with readings from Billie Holiday’s autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, read by Gilbert Millstein of The New York Times.

This live concert album, recorded at two packed shows at Carnegie Hall in November 1956, contains the biographical narration that accompanied the music during the concerts, recited by Gilbert Millstein of The New York Times. Billie Holiday is backed by the Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring guitarist Kenny Burrell and two horn sections including Coleman Hawkins and Al Cohn on tenor sax and Roy Eldridge and Buck Clayton on trumpet.

“Throughout the night, Billie was in superior form to what had sometimes been the case in the last years of her life … there was an outgoing warmth, a palpable eagerness to reach and touch the audience.The audience was hers from before she sang, greeting her and saying goodbye with heavy, loving applause. And at one time, the musicians too applauded. It was a night when Billie was on top, undeniably the best and most honest jazz singer alive.” -DownBeat

1 Reading From “Lady Sings The Blues” 1 02:53
2 Lady Sings The Blues 02:38
3 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do 02:31
4 Reading From “Lady Sings The Blues” 2 /Trav’lin’ Light 00:45
5 Reading From “Lady Sings The Blues” 3 02:07
6 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone 01:43
7 I’ll Be Seeing You 02:24
8 I Love My Man 03:18
9 Body And Soul 02:38
10 Reading From “Lady Sings The Blues” 4 00:56
11 Don’t Explain 02:28
12 Yesterdays 01:13
13 Reading From “Lady Sings The Blues” 5 02:50
14 My Man 03:13
15 I Cried For You 03:09
16 Fine And Mellow 03:15
17 I Cover The Waterfront 03:44
18 What A Little Moonlight Can Do 02:49

Billie Holiday with the Chico Hamilton Quintet
Billie Holiday, vocals
Carl Drinkard, piano
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Carson Smith, bass
Chico Hamilton, drums
Narration by Gilbert Millstein

Tracks 1-9 with
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
Tony Scott, piano

Tracks 10-18 with
Buck Clayton, trumpet
Al Cohn, tenor sax
Tony Scott, clarinet



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