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Annie Ross to Release Billie Holiday Tribute Album

Annie RossJohn and Bucky Pizzarelli appear on recording.

Vocalist Annie Ross will release a new Billie Holiday tribute album, To Lady With Love (Red Anchor Records), on Oct. 7.

According to a press release, “This is not simply an ‘Annie Ross Sings Billie’ concept…Of the 10 songs on the album that had been recorded by Lady Day, seven are from her shattering Lady in Satin album…While Lady in Satin surrounded Billie with strings and chorus, Annie chose the polar opposite for her expression—the brilliant father and son guitar tandem of Bucky and John Pizzarelli.” One other track on the album is an original by Ross and Russ Freeman that closes out the album.

Ross appears every Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22 St. (Bet. 5th & 6th Aves,), New York, NY 10010. Call 212.206.0440 for info.

Jazz Times


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