Release Date: 06/22/21
'Billie Holiday is an importantartist in the time of Black LivesMatter. Her voice and her songsare a permanent reminder thatthe second act of American lifedoesn't just have to balance thefirst; it has to redress it, too. Andthat is more than a comeback.'PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ'And while she was poignantin her interpretation of the dark'Strange Fruit', she was perhapseven more moving when singingabout the setbacks of love andeveryday life, because that'swhen she allowed us to take aglimpse into her own tragic life.' Jazz Magazine *****AMG: 'Lady Sings the Blues comes through as a characteristic,satisfyingly troubling, indelible Billie monologue. No othersinger now in jazz gets so fully into the bloodstream asBillie still does.' (Nat Hentoff)
|Label: 20th Century Masterworks Color|
|Run Time: 40 mins|
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