Bobby Tucker in New York City
I played for Lady Day [Billie Holiday] for about two and a half years [1946-1949] and I guess you'd call it quite an experience. [...] I'll always remember the concert at Carnegie Hall when she got out [of prison]. It was one of the greatest thrills of my life.
One thing about Lady, she was the easiest singer I every played [piano] for. […] She had the greatest conception of beat I ever heard. It just didn't matter what kind of song she was singin'. She could sing the fastest tune in the world or else something that was like a dirge, but you could take a metronome and she'd … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436033946558 accessed: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|Female Jazz singing
|performed by Billie Holiday
|in the company of others, indoors, in public