Billie Holiday Billie's Best 2LP (Clear Vinyl)
Audiophile Clear Vinyl Double LP!
This selection is drawn from Billie Holiday's recordings of the mid-1950s.
Her voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient
vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that
suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her
generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny
Carter and Ben Webster. Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist
Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances
here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia
and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of
some great songs.
Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available
and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the
"electrical distortion" often found on records.
By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record
black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can
become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback.
• Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)
• 25 minutes maximum per side
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Benny Carter, Ben Webster, saxophone
Jimmy Rowles, piano
Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, guitar
1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
2. A Foggy Day
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. Comes Love
1. He's Funny That Way
2. Stars Fell On Alabama
3. Gone With The Wind
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
1. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
2. Everything I Have Is Yours
3. Stormy Blues
4. Speak Low
1. April In Paris
2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
3. Some Other Spring
4. All The Way