Fri, 5 June 2009
I'm a big fan of the ROIOs (Recordings of Indetermined Origin) posted on the Big O website (those are bootlegs to you and me). I've picked up some high quality recordings made by rabid fans of all kind of music, from a recording of Philip Glass' opera Appamattox to concerts from Todd Rundgren, Bob Dylan and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Posted today is a recording of an FM radio broadcast on March 1, 2009 from Paris, France of a L’Orchestre National De Jazz tribute to Billie Holiday on the 50th anniversary of her death. The recording, entitled Broadway in Satin: Billie Holiday Revisited, features many of the songs Holiday made famous, including Karen Lanaud singing "Skylark" and Ian Siegel channeling TomWaits doing "Solitude".
As the notes on the recording indicate:
For the 50th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s death, Daniel Yvinec’s L’Orchestre National Du Jazz had Alban Darche compose new arrangements for Holiday’s classic songs. So "Skylark" is given an Asian flavour in the instrumental colours of Chinese cymbals and gongs, while "You’ve Changed" and "God Bless the Child" are given avant-garde arrangements.
Visit the posting here.
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