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Nina Simone, Diana Ross and Jeff Buckley attempted it. But could they match the power of the impassioned original?
Kanye West revived interest in the song when he sampled Nina Simone’s recording
Audra McDonald’s performance in this musical play is a remarkable tribute to Billie Holiday
It started with a spat between Billie Holiday and her mother but the rest is, much like the song, open to interpretation
Films about jazz musicians are risky ventures, but this year sees the arrival of three
The artist’s panels tell the story of African-Americans’ northward journey
Contrasting dispatches show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn
With live performances and recordings added, these sets are the nearest thing in the jazz canon to complete collections
The man who started as a singing waiter tells Ludovic Hunter-Tilney about his 70-year career and what he wishes he’d said to Amy Winehouse
Before getting down to some improvisation on his flugelhorn, the Oscar-nominated film director talks about why music is so central to his work
British singer, 27, was found dead at her London home on Saturday
The singer slips into songs as if they were a second skin