This tribute CD to Eleanora Fagan (Billie Holiday) is awesome. The playing is to die for. This CD made me, tap my toes, dance, smile, laugh, cry, and listen in awe at a Jazz Master at the height of her powers. A must for anybody with a heart beat who loves great Jazz singing and playing.
As much as a list of the more accomplished matrons of jazz, and with regard to recordings released this decade, and done well, you might also investigate The Dana owens album.... Before me by Gladys Knight, and Susanna mcCorkle hearts and minds.