J[A-Z]Z / p1ck ( Jazz at the Philharmonic | Billie Holiday, 1954

artwork David Stone Martin
Billie Holiday, Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You?, June 3, 1946

Recorded on February 12, 1945 and October 3, 1946  at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and at Carnegie Hall on June 3, 1946.

”If you don’t find this LP to be one of the most emotional half-hours you’ve ever spent, there’s something wrong.”

Down Beat

Billie Holiday, vocals
Lester Young, tenor sax
Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax
George Auld, alto sax
Buck Clayton, trumpet
Ken Kersey, piano
Tiny Grimes, guitar
JC Heard, drums
Al McKibbon, bass

A 1943 jam session in Mili’s New York studio, with Billie Holiday

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