Billie Holiday - Recital By Billie Holiday (VINYL ALBUM)
Release Date: 03/25/16
This album contains recordings taken from her 1952 and 1954 sessions, and is an excellent sampler of her skills and charms. While the disc may appear to be just another throw-together of Holiday hits, with nothing in particular to distinguish it from the others, the arrangements, the performances and the recordings themselves are all wonderful. Backed by tight, laid-back session musicians (Oscar Peterson plays piano on many of the tracks â' check out his solo on âLover, Come Back to Meâ), Holiday here enjoys the last full flush of her talents before health and substance abuse problems claimed her voice in the late â50s.
|Label: Wax Time|
|Run Time: 40 mins|