“Billie” by Nora McCarthy
Original composition/Nora McCarthy
Nora McCarthy, voice/compositions
John diMartino, piano;
Essiet Okon Essiet, bass;
Alvester Garnet, drums;
Mike Lee, tenor saxophone;
Sato Takeishi, percussion
A tribute to the Godmother of us all...written after viewing a documentary of the great one and only, Lady Day. I related to her story and pain and was so moved by her life experience, I was compelled to immediately put my feelings to music. An inspiration then as now, she continues to intrigue.
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