The undying icon Billie Holiday singing one of her signature interpretations ‘I’m a Fool to Want You’.
Surely one of the greatest communicators music has ever had. Despite a voice slowly deteriorating due to extensive alcohol and drug abuse, she is still able to coax out every bit of pathos, yearning frailty, compassion and sincerity with her instrument. Listening to Holliday is like a total musical reciprocation, allowing herself to pervade the listener and in turn allowing us to understand her as an artist. There is no veil between her and the listener, they immediately become intertwined.
A rare, exceptional gift.
Fan Bing Bing at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Jeune & Jolie, May 16th
“Minnie The Moocher” (1932) - Max Fleischer