There is something about Billie Holiday’s voice that can melt your heart and feel what she is feeling. Through her songs we can feel her joy and her most of all, her pain.
Lady in Satin was her penultimate recording and the last to be released in her lifetime. In 1957 she returned to Columbia Records after having recorded for Verve for sixteen years. Lady Day was unhappy with Verve as she had wanted to make a record of Gershwin recordings but they songs were given to Ella Fitzgerald instead. Back at Columbia, she was matched up with producer Irving Townsend and bandleader Ray Ellis and this time they recorded with grand orchestral arrangements. However, despite the heavy instrumentation, for her swansong Billie achieved something delicate and beautiful.
This is your chance to experience Billie Holiday and Lady in Satin either for the first time or in a way you never have before.
Our session in Miami will be a special double event in which we will also be featuring Amy Winehouse Back To Black.
Sunday, 2nd October 4 – 7 pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: Online tix now closed, tix available at £12 on the door
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Simaudio Moon 310LP Phono Stage, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday 16th October, 4 – 7 pm
Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $8 in advance here
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)
Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 1 – 4 pm
Waldo Pizza Tap Room, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Kelsyn Rooks
Audio Menu: Audio Note Turntable setup – TT2 Turntable, Deluxe Arm 3, IQ3 cartridge; Audio Note Ankoru Amplifiers and M6 Phono pre-amplifier; Audio Note interconnects and cabling, Klipsch La Scala II loudspeakers, Klipsch R-115SW subwoofers
Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 5 – 8 pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $6 in advance here (Complimentary beer with ticket courtesy of PBR, and free pizza!). Tickets will be $10 cash at the door.
This is a special double event with Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black.
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables
Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance here and $7 on the door
Presenter: Michael J. West
Mr. West is a full-time jazz journalist based in Washington DC and a contributor to Washington City Paper, JazzTimes, Down Beat, the Washington Post, A.V. Club (D.C. Edition), Jazz.com, and NPR’s “A Blog Supreme.” He is a board member of the Jazz Journalists Association.
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor , Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Sam Willett
Audio Menu: provided by Saturday Audio and will include McIntosh Tube amps and Monitor Audio Gold tower speakers
Sunday, October 30th, 7 to 10 pm
Venue: Kunstnernes Hus
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here, Students/Seniors half price.
Presenters: Kent Horne with norwegian jazz singer Karin Krog.
This is also the first test of the new audio installment at Kunstnernes Hus with Avantgarde Acoustics Trio series involved.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB,Integrated Amp: Gryphon Antileon, Phonestage: Audionote M6 (customized), Loudspeakers: Avantgarde Acoustics Trio, Subs: 4 x Avantgarde Acoustics Basshorns,Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Flavia, Power Conditioner: Oyaide