"Lily Frost sings the songs of Billie Holiday and she does it with convincing authority. The recording consists of eleven Billie Holiday standards, a group of outstanding musicians, some wonderful arrangements and an overall polished and well produced performance. This record swings, the vocalist swings as the moods swing from an upbeat country feel to a laid back - cool jazz." – JazzReview.com
Infectious and charming are the best words to describe this CD. The talented singer-songwriter whose original music has been heard on TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, brings new and fresh interpretations to classic songs from the great American songbook made famous by the legendary Billie Holiday.
Backed by a great band and arrangements that recall the heyday of swing - with just a hint of western swing, Lily blends a period feel with a contemporary sensibility. This recording appeals to both veteran jazz fans and a young contemporary audience.
Lily says: "The songs are choices from lesser-known Billie Holiday repertoire. They are ones that really resonate with me and work well with an upbeat swing band. We recorded my favorite way: live. It was really fun to play with The Dukes again. I used to sing with them back in 1993 when Ray called me 'kid'."
Catalog: MAR 393
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1. Lover Come Back To Me
Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
2. Love Me or Leave Me (Listen)
Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
5. I Cried For You
Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman
6. Solitude (Listen)
Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills
7. Them There Eyes
Maceo Pinkard, William Tracy, Doris Tauber
8. Now Baby or Never
Billie Holiday, Curtis R. Lewis
9. Crazy He Calls Me
Carl Sigman, Bob Russell
10. Keeps On Rainin'
Max Kortlander, Spencer Williams
11. All of Me (Listen)
Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks
Total Playing Time: 41:01