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Definitions

  1. Billy Strayhorn was an arranger of great renown in the Duke Ellington orchestra beginning in 1938.
  2. Billy Strayhorn is a renowned jazz composer and was prolific musical partner to Duke Ellington.
  3. Billy Strayhorn is the ringer on board, but she takes on his more challenging works and the theme holds.
  4. Billy Strayhorn was the piano prodigy Duke Ellington recruited in 1938 to compose material for his band.
  5. Billy Strayhorn, a brilliant young arranger who had joined the band in 1939, became increasingly important as Duke's principle collaborator in composition. (Web site)

Billy Strayhorn Themes

  1. In 1983 classical concert artist Richard Stoltzman commissioned Fischer to write a symphonic work using Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn themes. (Web site)

Names

  1. Features photograph of a door inscribed with the names of musicians who appeared at the club, and memories of Billy Strayhorn.

Information

  1. For more information on Billy Strayhorn, visit Britannica.com. (Web site)

Band Members

  1. In the spring of 1958 he worked with Billy Strayhorn and in 1961 went to Europe with some of the other band members in a group called The Ellington Giants. (Web site)

Own Band

  1. Beginning in the late 1930's, he occasionally led his own band, working with Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson and Carmen McRae.

Sound

  1. Billy Strayhorn - A Legend in Jazz Life, manuscript editions, appreciation, links, sound files.

Originals

  1. The arrangements and originals of Ellington and Billy Strayhorn are full of surprises, and even the lesser-known pieces are generally gems.

Rdquo

  1. The tune we are playing was written by Billy Strayhorn who was given instructions to “Take the A-Train” to this star's house in Harlem.

Mid 1960S

  1. Billy Strayhorn became Ellington's collaborator (not always credited) from 1940 until Strayhorn's death in the mid 1960s. (Web site)

Jazz World

  1. Urbane, witty and diminutive, Billy Strayhorn was the Truman Capote of the jazz world. (Web site)

Billy Hart

  1. Billy Hart, Billy Strayhorn, Chuck Mangione and I was all born on the same day.

Duke Ellington

  1. Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington are acknowledged in a thoughtful medley of "Lotus Blossom" and "Single Petal of a Rose". (Web site)
  2. There is information about Duke Ellington in 'the essence of Duke Ellington', as well as an area on Billy Strayhorn.
  3. Cocks had previously written a script for Winkler about the lives of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. (Web site)

Duke

  1. Later on Duke hired a lyrical writer named Billy Strayhorn that led a premature death in 1967.

Jazz

  1. Billy Strayhorn is one of the best-loved yet underated composers of jazz. (Web site)

Orchestra

  1. When Billy Strayhorn joined him as a co-arranger, songwriter and piano player, their combined talents led the orchestra to even greater heights. (Web site)

Songs

  1. Songs by Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Bill Evans are lovingly rendered, conjuring a raft of complex emotions.

Work

  1. Of course, "Day Dream" by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn is a work of genius, to which Linda does full justice.
  2. Of his later work I especially admire the album he did of Billy Strayhorn compositions. (Web site)

Culmination

  1. Ron Gill's CD, The Songs of Billy Strayhorn, is a culmination of Gill's twenty-year search for Strayhorn songs.

Composing

  1. For three decades, Billy Strayhorn was the composing and arranging partner of jazz great Duke Ellington. (Web site)

Composer

  1. June 12 -- In 1938, Billy Strayhorn, a Pittsburgh soda jerk, drugstore delivery boy, and composer in his free time, knocked out this classic. (Web site)

People

  1. I think you have to go back to people like Gershwin and Billy Strayhorn to find a rough parallel to Legrand's multifaceted, genre-crossing genius.

Jazz Composer

  1. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR focuses on the music of Billy Strayhorn, a jazz composer who was principally known for his collaborations with Duke Ellington. (Web site)

Arranger

  1. BILLY STRAYHORN: LUSH LIFE tells the story of this pioneering African American composer, arranger and pianist.

Important Event

  1. The most important event of Ellington's “golden age” was the arrival of Billy Strayhorn.

Cotton Club

  1. The Pinkneys portray his triumph at the Cotton Club, his musical partnership with Billy Strayhorn, and other aspects of his life and career. (Web site)

Ellington

  1. Three-minute masterpieces flowed from the minds of Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (from 1939), Duke's son Mercer Ellington, and members of the Orchestra. (Web site)
  2. He continued to write for the band, and was joined in 1939 by Billy Strayhorn, with whom Ellington had a remarkable collaborative relationship.
  3. Charles Mingus (1922-1979) is widely considered one of the three top jazz composers in the world just behind Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. (Web site)

Billy Strayhorn

  1. Billy Strayhorn, arranger and composer, and Duke's son, Mercer, contributed much to these recordings. (Web site)
  2. Most recently he received a Grammy Award for his work on the late Joe Henderson last CD "Lush Life" the music of Billy Strayhorn. (Web site)
  3. Detroit Free Press music critic Mark Stryker concludes that the work of Billy Strayhorn and Ellington in Anatomy of a Murder is "indispensable, [although]. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Music > Jazz > Big Bands > Duke Ellington
  2. Important Event
  3. Arranger
  4. Jazz Composer
  5. Minds
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