Sunday, July 15 2007
Psalm 100 instructs, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!". What more joyful sound than the life-affirming song of protest, for that is the sound wrenched from the deepest grief and suffering, from exhausted and diseased lungs, and the voice raised in tuneful protest is among the most beautiful of human sounds. Sing out, indeed!
Thursday, June 12 2014
Fans and critics consider the music on these three discs, dated from 1935 to 1939 when she first signed to Brunswick Records, the cream of Holiday’s recordings.
Tuesday, November 15 2011
Bird, The Divine One, Monk and Lady Day are just the icing on the cake of this fantastic DVD boxset.
Monday, September 7 2009
Almost 50 years later, Holiday's sad and partly triumphant story is still ours to trivialize, as exemplified here. Sad.
Thursday, October 4 2007
Some of the finest small-group swing ever, accompanying the finest body of vocal performances in jazz history.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.
Friday, June 14 2013
Groovy stuff. Electro-pop's Toro y Moi twiddles the knobs for a chill-out, slow funk take on Lady Day's classic "My Man".