Sunday, July 5, 2009

Billie Holiday – Fine and Mellow – 1957 footage

This clip from 1957 highlights a reunion between Billie Holiday and tenor saxophonist Lester Young after several years of not working together. Her reaction to his solo is a touching tribute to their musical partnership. The rest of the backing combo is also populated by jazz heavy hitters such as Coleman Hawkins and Gerry Mulligan. Classic clip from '57 is followed by a few others from Billie Holiday.

with Louis Armstrong


  1. Great post. Billie is incredible. She's got such a magnificent voice. Hope you had a fantastic 4th. Cheers!

  2. Glad you enjoyed the mellow tunes Keith and hope your 4th was most enjoyable too. She is incredible - that voice is timeless and amazing.