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This is an experimental arrangement of the haunting classic made famous by Billie Holiday, using piano & vocal extended techniques.

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Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

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from Distance Chemistry, released June 30, 2016
Piano - Renato Diz
Voice - Maria Quintanilla
Recording, Mix & Mastering - José Diogo Neves

Recorded at Daniel Lee Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed & Mastered in Tallinn, Estonia

© 2016 W&J Productions

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Renato Diz | Maria Quintanilla New York, New York

Every song Renato and Maria perform is a journey, an intoxication of sound garnished with spontaneity that transcends style and instrument limitations. The line between singing, playing, interpreting and creating, vanishes completely when this duo occupies the stage with their magnetic presence! ... more

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