Jazz Is 7:Billie Holiday, Fine and Mellow

Some faces are like watching the wind move through the trees. Oh, yes, and the voice. And the music. A song written by Holiday, accompanied by a star-shot band. The three tenor saxes alone are heavenly wattage. In the most famous performance of the song, on CBS, from a 1957 television special, The Sound of Jazz: Lady Day.

  • Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
  • Lester Young – tenor saxophone
  • Vic Dickenson – trombone
  • Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Eldridge – trumpet
  • Doc Cheatham – trumpet
  • Danny Barker – guitar
  • Milt Hinton – double bass
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Osie Johnson – drums


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