A tribute to Billie Holiday – Laïka Fatien – marvellous voice – arrives today for the Sunday jazz concert! Laika Fatien, vocals; Stéphane Belmondo, trumpet & horn; Pablo Gutiérrez, piano; Reinier Elizarde, bass; Daniel García Brunio, drums.
The song was created in France – where it was a hit for Mistinguett, a French actress and singer – in 1916 – it became popular in the English speaking world in the 1920s with the 1921 recording by Ziegfeld Follies singer Fanny Brice. The ballad version recorded by Brice was modified by Billie Holiday, who introduced […]
Personnel: Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone Jim Hall – guitar Bob Cranshaw – bass Ben Riley – drums Setlist: “Without a Song” (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) “Where Are You?” (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) “John S.” (Sonny Rollins) “The Bridge” (Rollins) “God Bless the Child” (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) “You Do Something to […]
“My parents listen and play jazz. Since I was very young, the records of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Stan Getz etc have played in vinyl at home. We often went to jazz festivals. When I was seven I watched Betty Carter for example. At high school, […]