"After Billie Holiday’s funeral service, there was such a quietness over these musicians, such a multitude of them there, and we just stood around like in awe and we filed out of the church and stood on the corners for a few minutes until everybody got out and we just quietly just stepped away into the crowd. It was not the usual thing of musicians going to a bar…having a nice drink or a type of New Orleans festivity. It was just dead quiet and sadness."

RIP Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)

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The Great Triptych, Ethiopia, c. 1700, tempera on fabric on wood

Photo taken by Andreas Praefcke

Located at the Rietberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

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