Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday

Waxtime

8436559463720

LPS 151809

772230

JAZZ

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LP 14,99 €

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

Not many more recordings from the tour exist. The Basel concert presented here is in fact the last testimony of the tour. Given Feather’s opening announcements in German it was at first thought to have been recorded in Koln, Germany, on the first leg of the tour. However, the actual Köln concert from January 22, 1954 has recently surfaced and has been issued on CD. Therefore, it is now accepted that the set presented here belongs to the last part of the tour, and was recorded in Basel, Switzerland, on February 4, 1954.

BILLIE HOLIDAY, vocals on all tracks, plus:

ON SIDE A:
CARL DRINKARD, piano
RED MITCHELL, bass
ELAINE LEIGHTON, drums

ON SIDE B, [1-2]:
RED NORVO, vibes
BUDDY DeFRANCO, clarinet
JIMMY RANEY, guitar
SONNY CLARK, first piano solo
BERYL BOOKER, second piano solo
RED MITCHELL, bass
ELAINE LEIGHTON, drums

Live in Basel, Switzerland, February 4, 1954.

(*) BONUS TRACK (B3):
BILLIE HOLIDAY (vcl), Carl Drinkard (p), Red Mitchell (b), Elaine Leighton (d).
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, January 24, 1954.

SIDE A:

1 Announcement by Leonard Feather
2 BLUE MOON
3 ALL OF ME
4 MY MAN
5 THEM THERE EYES
6 I CRIED FOR YOU
7 WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO
8 I COVER THE WATERFRONT

SIDE B:

1 BILLIE’S BLUES
2 LOVER, COME BACK TO ME
3 DON’T EXPLAIN (*)