The Jazz Bass Trombone Presents: Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” Live! Bass Trombone, Piano & Drumset

Thanks to my good friends Darlene Jones on piano and Doug Friend on drumset.

Billie Holiday is considered to be one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, with a voice that could be as penetrating as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet and as sweet as Lester Young’s tenor.

Billie’s rhythmic acumen was second to none, and I am always impressed by her weaving of of the polyrhythms of jazz with the rhythms of words.

This was performed live at Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale at the behest of their music director Chuck Stanley, and for the many friends in their excellent choir and congregation.

Billie Holiday is one of my greatest musical inspirations, and my main bass trombone is name Billie in her honor and in honor of NBA G.O.A.T., Bill Russell. Enjoy….

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Transcription courtesy of Darlene Jones

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