Born OTD in 1915, American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years, Eleanora Fagan AKA, Billie Holiday. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music & pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, by Argentinian Carlos Sampayo and artist José Muñoz is a graphic memoir in the NBM Graphic biography series that also includes works about Marie Antoinette, Glenn Gould and Elvis. The high quality of the production distinguishes this from other, similar projects. It’s beautifully rendered in black and white block prints, with an (uneven) angry and adulatory introduction by Francis Marmande, a writer and journalist for Le Monde. It also includes a section of full page worldless jazz and blues artistic renderings by Muñoz. Available in store and online.

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