Billie Holiday - On the Sentimental Side
... and style'. All of this and more, is apparent here. Billie re-interprets popular songs, making
them her own, detaching the melodic line from its rhythmic accompaniment in the same way ... apt description of 'a wounded poignancy, which was part of her attraction for general audiences.'
Practice Makes Perfect
opens with Roy Eldridge's bustling trumpet before a sax riff leads to Holiday's ...