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Giant Steps: Billie Holiday

Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:34

The year was 1939. Bitter Fruit had made it’s way into the American protest songbook, but it wasn’t until it was put  into the hands of Billie Holiday and renamed Strange Fruit that the protest poem began to reach into America’s consciousness.

Giant Steps: John Coltrane

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:46

In jazz you can find doctors, a Duke, ladies, at least one Count and of course a Saint. Coltrane, Trane or in the eyes of one church Saint John William Coltrane, the jazz giant, seemed the right place to kick off our series.

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