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Billie's Bounce

Billie Holiday 16by9
Page added Feb 10, 2017 Updated Feb 13, 2017

Billy Holiday is front-and-centre on this episode, as Mal revisits some of the classic sessions as we celebrate 100 years of jazz on record.

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A young Billie Holiday is heard alongside the Teddy Wilson Orchestra in 1937, plus more iconic early sessions from Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Hot Club Quintette of France and Coleman Hawkins - as heard on the Smithsonian Jazz Anthology as we reflect back on 100 years of jazz-on-record.

There's also some tunes Art Pepper in the mix, captured in 1956 and '57, and a recent recording from the big band leader Tim Davies.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: William P. Gottlieb/Wikipedia
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Feb 11, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
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Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of...

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