Music that moves us.

Sunday Jazz — Billie Holiday

billie-holidayHers was a heartbreak that was palpable. You could feel it in every note she ever sang, the pain ebbing and flowing. Billie was still often imitated, yet never duplicated. Time has been much kinder to her in death than it was life, for she was mistreated by everyone from her parents, her managers, the authorities, etc., etc. Billie died with but 70 cents to her name, but her voice and legacy have inspired countless musicians through the years.

Here she is in ’57 with “Fine and Mellow”:

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and “Lady Day” performing “The Blues Are Brewing”:

And here again with “Traveling Light”:

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