Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 — July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.
Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.
Billie Holiday And Her All-Star Band ” Fine And Mellow ” (1957)
All-Star Band Lester YOUNG (ts) , Ben WEBSTER (ts) , Coleman HAWKINS (ts) , Roy ELDRIDGE (t) , Doc CHEATHAM (t) , Vic DICKENSON (tb) , Gerry MULLIGAN (bars) , Danny BARKER (g) , Mal WALDRON (p) , Milt HINTON (b) , Osie JOHNSON (d)