Billie Holiday

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Billie Holiday Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.

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A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

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More than technical ability, more than purity of voice, what made Billie Holiday one of the best vocalists of the 20th century – easily the equal of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra – was her relentlessly individualist temperament, a quality that colored every one of her endlessly nuanced performances.

I’ve been listening to her recorded output for years, but more so in recent times. A particular ‘ever present’ in my in-car listening collection is the “Songs for Distingu√© Lovers” album – the Verve Records 1997 reissue of her 1957 release. Utilising 20 bit technology as part of its Master Edition series, complete with six bonus tracks, it’s sublime vocalising throughout with able accompaniment from crack sessioners, including a number of Sinatra’s Capitol Records studio stalwarts.