Stephen Holden on Dee Dee Bridgewater

The NYTimes weighs in on the singer doing her Billie Holliday tribute that was recently seen at Strathmore: “Ms. Bridgewater’s singing has only a passing resemblance to Holiday’s scratchy feline sound made within a narrow range of little more than an octave. But her playful dead-on imitation of Holiday singing the opening phrases of “Fine and Mellow” showed that if she had chosen, Ms. Bridgewater could have done the entire show (part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series) as an eerie impersonation. But she had a much more ambitious agenda.”

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