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Ecstasy of Influence: Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday

Robert O'Meally

Published: 2008-08-25

Dr. O'Meally uses this lecture to discuss Billie Holiday as an ecstatic listener who was influenced by numerous other members of the jazz community.Dr. O'Meally uses this lecture to discuss Billie Holiday as an ecstatic listener who was influenced by numerous other members of the jazz community. Focus is also placed on improvisation and influence, and on how artists such as Holiday were able to individuate themselves while replicating the music of others.

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Musical improvisation is a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action.

– Ajay Heble