Jazz at 33 rpm (Issue 03)
Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin
Lady in Satin was more or less Billie’s last professional legacy. Little more than a year after the
album was recorded in February 1958, she would be gone forever. The songs speak of desperate
love, deep longings, and a life of unrequited yearning.
Billie Holiday, vocals; Ray Ellis, arranger and conductor; Mel Davis, trumpet; Urbie Green, J. J.
Johnson and Tom Mitchell, trombone; Mal Waldron, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton,
double bass; Osie Johnson, drums; plus orchestra and chorus
Track-by-track analysis of the recording