Thursday July 16th at 7pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present Mardra & Reggie Thomas performing Billie Holiday's "Lady in Satin", released in 1958. The evening will also feature live painting from visual artist, Kristin Wenc!
"Lady In Satin (1958) is Billie’s penultimate album completed in her lifetime. Produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred Plaut, its sound is sensuous, rich and swelling with emotion...(the album} consists of songs Holiday had never recorded before, including the transcendent “You’ve Changed” and “I’m A Fool To Want You”, with arrangements by bandleader Ray Ellis. Holiday had loved his “Ellis in Wonderland” album and specifically asked to work with him. Soloists on the album included Mel Davis, Urbie Green, and bebop trombone pioneer J.J. Johnson."