BILLY STRAYHORN

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An extravagantly gifted composer, arranger, and pianist -- some considered him a genius -- Billy Strayhorn toiled throughout most of his maturity in the gaudy shadow of his employer, collaborator, and friend, Duke Ellington. Only in the last decade has Strayhorn's profile been lifted to a level approaching that of Ellington, where diligent searching of the Strayhorn archives (mainly by David Hajdu, author of the excellent Strayhorn bio Lush Life) revealed that Strayhorn's contribution to the Ellington legacy was far more extensive and complex than once thought. There are several instances where Strayhorn compositions were registered as Ellington/Strayhorn pieces ("Day Dream," "Something to Live For"), where collaborations between the two were listed only under Ellington's name ("Satin Doll," "Sugar Hill Penthouse," "C-Jam Blues"), where Strayhorn pieces were copyrighted under Ellington's name or no name at all. Even tunes that were listed as Strayhorn's alone have suffered; the proverbial man on read more...
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Storyville 2011
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Red Baron Records 1992
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BILLY STRAYHORN Billy Strayhorn's All Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Strayhorn's All Stars
Swing 1951
BILLY STRAYHORN Cue For Saxophone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cue For Saxophone
Swing 1959
BILLY STRAYHORN The Peaceful Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Peaceful Side
Swing 1963

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BILLY STRAYHORN !!!Live!!! (aka Estrellas Del Jazz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
!!!Live!!! (aka Estrellas Del Jazz)
Swing 1965

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BILLY STRAYHORN Mercer Records Presents The Billy Strayhorn Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mercer Records Presents The Billy Strayhorn Trio
Swing 1951
BILLY STRAYHORN I Grandi Del Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Grandi Del Jazz
Swing 1979
BILLY STRAYHORN Billy Strayhorn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Strayhorn
Swing 1987
BILLY STRAYHORN Lush Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lush Life
Swing 1992
BILLY STRAYHORN A Proper Introduction To Billy Strayhorn: Passion Flower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Proper Introduction To Billy Strayhorn: Passion Flower
Swing 2004
BILLY STRAYHORN Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges ‎: The Stanley Dance Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges ‎: The Stanley Dance Sessions
Swing 2005
BILLY STRAYHORN Piano Passion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Passion
Swing 2007
BILLY STRAYHORN Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges : Juice A-Plenty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges : Juice A-Plenty
Swing 2013
BILLY STRAYHORN Out Of The Shadows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of The Shadows
Swing 2014
BILLY STRAYHORN Day Dream (Complete 1945-1961 Sessions As A Leader) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Day Dream (Complete 1945-1961 Sessions As A Leader)
Swing 2015

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