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  Analogue Productions -
  CVRJ 6021 SA
  Billie Holiday: Songs For Distingue Lovers
  "Songs For Distingue Lovers"

Billie Holiday (vocals)
Larry Bunker (drums)
Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet)
Barney Kessel (guitar)
Red Mitchell (bass)
Joe Mondragon (bass)
Jimmy Rowles (piano)
Alvin Stoller (drums)
Ben Webster (tenor saxophone)
Track listing:
  1. Day in Day Out
2. A Foggy Day
3. Stars Fell on Alabama
4. One For My Baby (And One for the Road)
5. Just One of Those Things
6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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Review by progboy January 27, 2013 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers

Billie Holiday was IT!

At the time of these recordings her body and arguably voice were in disarray but not her conviction , soul and feeling !

Amongst all of the crooner jazz albums i have In my collection I treasure this album and "Lady In Satin" as top picks of this genre and era.

As usual Holiday is backed by an all-star band including Harry Edison (tenor sax), Ben Webster (sax), Jimmie Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass) and Kalvin Stoller /Larry Bunker (drums). I think this SACD really brings out the band to full life which previous releases sadly just did not accentuate. No question Rowles piano is central to this album and he really compliments the blues voice of Holiday.

I was very happy to see that George Marino at Sterlingsound labs was remastering this delicate treasure to glorious SACD....and wow what a job he did!

The sound on this SACD is pristine and rich in detail. Holiday's voice sounds like an angel and her voice is mixed well with the band not over exposing her voice to that of her glorious band. No question this is a soft tempo album and is great for those cold January nights and is a perfect compliment to a glass of red vintage!

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