Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow

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2015040720150411 (R4)

Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer

A great singer and a great song. Marking the centenary of Billie Holiday's birth, four living jazz musicians and her biographer celebrate her extraordinary and dramatic life, along with her legacy and achievements, through the prism of one historic 12-bar blues.

The song Fine and Mellow, which Billie Holiday wrote herself, was recorded in 1957 with an all-star backing band including her friends Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge and Gerry Mulligan.

The programme is introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and also features expert

commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of With Billie.

Producer: Tony Staveacre

An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.

2015040720150411 (R4)

Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer

A great singer and a great song. Marking the centenary of Billie Holiday's birth, four living jazz musicians and her biographer celebrate her extraordinary and dramatic life, along with her legacy and achievements, through the prism of one historic 12-bar blues.

The song Fine and Mellow, which Billie Holiday wrote herself, was recorded in 1957 with an all-star backing band including her friends Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge and Gerry Mulligan.

The programme is introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and also features expert

commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of With Billie.

Producer: Tony Staveacre

An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.

Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer

A great singer and a great song. Marking the centenary of Billie Holiday's birth, four living jazz musicians and her biographer celebrate her extraordinary and dramatic life, along with her legacy and achievements, through the prism of one historic 12-bar blues.

The song Fine and Mellow, which Billie Holiday wrote herself, was recorded in 1957 with an all-star backing band including her friends Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge and Gerry Mulligan.

The programme is introduced by saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and also features expert

commentaries from band leader Guy Barker, singers Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth, and Julia Blackburn, author of With Billie.

Producer: Tony Staveacre

An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.