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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast makes the graceful morph from Womens History to Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from John Basile, Kandace Springs, Jamie Baum, Queen Esther, Leigh Pilzer, Lizz Wright and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Christine Jensen, Tessa Souter, Teri Parker, Tia Fuller, and Amina Claudine Myers, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so they can ...

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Jazz Fiction

What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Read "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The birthday bash for my granddaughter Marisol went down at my son's house, on the other side of town. And since her other abuelo was on the patio cooking chicken taquitos in a makeshift deep fryer, I'd offered to buy the pizzas. I phoned in the order: five pepperonis, extra cheese all around. They wouldn't take my credit card info. They said they'd been hacked, their customers pulled into financial danger, so they'd send in a drone with a card ...

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Radio & Podcasts

April In My Heart: Celebrating Spring With Carmen McRae and Billie Holiday

Read "April In My Heart: Celebrating Spring With Carmen McRae and Billie Holiday" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Midway through Jazz Appreciation Month, this broadcast continues the Spring celebration with songs of April plus birthday shoutouts to Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Dorothy Donegan, Andre Previn, Marilyn Maye and Billie Holiday, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown. Playlist Dr. Lonnie Smith “Up Jumped Spring" from All In My Mind (Blue Note) 00:00 Suzanne Pittson “We're Having a Crisis (Crisis)" from Out of ...

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Film Review

Billie

Read "Billie" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Billie New Black Films 96 minutes 2020 A victim of her own self-destructive excesses is a common trope when assessing Billie Holiday. Yet James Erskine's handsome documentary Billie makes a convincing case for Holiday—arguably the greatest of all jazz singers—as more a victim of poverty, racism, manipulation and brutal misogyny. Holiday's story has been amply documented in the past and Erskine sketches the basic biographical details of her life with the aid ...

Book Review

Billie Holiday: la vita e la voce

Read "Billie Holiday: la vita e la voce" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Billie Holiday: la vita e la voce Guido Santato 151 pagine ISBN: 978-88-290-0287-0 Carocci Editore 2020 Il principale merito di Guido Santato nel suo Billie Holiday: la vita e la voce, pubblicato da Carocci Editore, è la capacità di districarsi abilmente nella selva di materiale bibliografico e discografico prodotto nel corso degli anni da vari autrici e autori sulla figura della cantante originaria di Philadelphia. Incrociando innumerevoli testi autobiografici e biografici, articoli di ...

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Radio & Podcasts

I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

Read "I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


A smooth segue from Women's History into Jazz Appreciation Month, commencing with a celebration of Gene Bertoncini, Freddie Hubbard and John Pizzarelli's birthdays in the first hour and concluding with a celebration of Billie Holiday in the final hour, plus new releases from Ashley Pezzotti, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Alicia Olatuja and Claire Martin & Jim Mullen and more birthday nods to Alberta Hunter, Doris Day and Andre Previn, among others. Playlist Tom Wolfe & Gene Bertoncini “I'll Remember ...

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Book Review

Billie Holiday: Lady Sings The Blues

Read "Billie Holiday: Lady Sings The Blues" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday/William Dufty 180 Pages ISBN: 978-0-241-35129-1 Penguin Modern Classics 2018 For many, Billie Holiday was the greatest of all the jazz singers, while her emotive delivery and tragic persona seemed to embody the early jazz life in all its boho chic and with all its dark undertones. Six decades after her death from alcohol-related illness at the age of forty four, Holiday remains a hugely admired and somewhat ...


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