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Lady Day and Prez 1937-1941 [CD]

Billie Holiday, Lester Young Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 April 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Giants of Jazz
  • ASIN: B000001BQZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Billie Holiday & Lester Young - Lady Day & Prez

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5.0 out of 5 stars the secret affair 23 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD
Billie Holiday and Lester Young are fine examples of artists who have personal lives that are chaotic and constantly unstable. They understand that their best love can only consumated with each other through making music in a studio. This album is the evidence of that regularly consumated affair.

It's clear how Holiday and Young bring out the best in each other as they trade back and forth through these songs. In the recording studio the couple could defy the chaos of their lives and transcend the everyday. They lost touch with each other over the next 15 years but reunited briefly for a moving performance of 'fine and mellow' in 1957. It's worth searching for the filmed recording of that track too...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Ageless Classic 1 Dec 2012
By Hans W. Groenewegen - Published on Amazon.com
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Twenty four tracks, recorded during the golden years of jazz music. Great songs from that miraculous age of American song writing and performed with the heart-moving interpretive skill of Billie Holiday. Throughout, Billie is backed by her friend, tenor saxophone player Lester Young, leading a variety of small groups, each consisting of a who's who of the best jazz musicians of the period. The result is 24 gems, polished by the discipline imposed by the 3 minute playing length per side of the 78 rpm shellac. Transferred to compact disc, they have lost none of their magic. An ageless classic !
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