Billy Strayhorn

Javon Jackson - Sugar Hill: The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Tony Reedus, Paul Gill - Sugar Hill (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:09 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The acclaimed New York saxophonist Javon Jackson leads a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose collaboration began in 1938 and continued until Strayhorn's death in 1967. Jackson is joined for this session by arranger/pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Tony Reedus. Together they perform well-known compositions such as "Caravan", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Lotus Blossom", as well as tunes that are not usually played by quartets such as "In My Solitude". The two soloists, Jackson and Hazeltine explore the bluesier and moodier side of Ellington's music as well as ballads like "Warm Valley" and slightly more up-tempo tunes like "In a Sentimental Mood".
Duke Ellington - Rare Strayhorn: Billy Strayhorn with Duke Ellington 1941-1965 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 006}

Duke Ellington - Rare Strayhorn: Billy Strayhorn with Duke Ellington 1941-1965 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1941-65, 2015 La Maison du Duke | MDD 006
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996

Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 52563 2 5 | Time: 00:35:26

This is a little-known and rather melancholy set, virtually Billy Strayhorn's only recording away from the world of Duke Ellington. The focus is totally on Strayhorn's piano throughout his interpretations of ten of his compositions (including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train," and "Something to Live For"). Three selections have the Paris Blue Notes adding sparse wordless vocals, two other numbers add some quiet playing by the Paris String Quartet, and bassist Michel Goudret is on five of the ten selections (including one apiece with the strings and the voices). "Strange Feeling" and "Chelsea Bridge" are taken as unaccompanied piano solos. Of the ten songs, only "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" hints at happiness; otherwise, Strayhorn's melodic and concise playing is quite somber, peaceful in volume but filled with inner tension.

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2016
Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Cool, Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: Red Baron | # AK 52760 | Time: 01:09:23

Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry and Bob Wilbur (on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.
Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 1,04 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 726 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by Hodges.
Jax Jazz Collective - Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2014)

Jax Jazz Collective - Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:16 min | 121 MB
Genre: Modern Jazz | Label: J-Bo Records

A modern jazz sextet from Jacksonville, FL plays the music of Billy Strayhorn, featuring creative new versions of classic melodies.
Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:43 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,26 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,16 GB
Dutch Jazz Orchestra - Portrait of a Silk Thread - Newly Discovered Works of Billy Strayhorn (1996)

Dutch Jazz Orchestra - Portrait of a Silk Thread - Newly Discovered Works of Billy Strayhorn (1996)
MP3 320Kbs CBR - 158 MB | + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Kokopelli Records | Catalogue No: KOKO 1310
Wupload & Filesonic & Fileserve

This is a historically significant CD for it features the Dutch Jazz Orchestra performing a dozen Billy Strayhorn numbers, including eight that 28 years after the composer's death were finally receiving their world premiere recording. The 16-piece big band does not attempt to sound like Duke Ellington's Orchestra but there are strong hints of Duke's ensemble in the arrangements. The quality of the music is consistently high, the soloists are respectful but creative to Strayhorn's recently discovered pieces and the overall results are quite memorable. ~ Scott Yanow

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn  Music

Posted by odoacer at March 4, 2010
Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
JAZZ | EAC rip | APE(IMAGE+CUE+LOG) | COVERS | 320Mb
Recorded september 3,6,8 1991 at Van Gelder Studios,englewood Cliff,N.J.Engineer Rudy VanGelder.
Recording Time 61 minutes

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges - The Stanley Dance Sessions (2005)

Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges - The Stanley Dance Sessions (2005)
Jazz | APE+CUE | MP3 320 Kbps | Covers | 460 or 180 MB

Stanley Dance, the noted jazz critic, writer and producer came to the United States in 1958 to make a series of recordings of mainstream artists.The result was nine extraordinary LP's released in 1959 and 1960. One of these nine albums was Cue For Saxophone. In this LP Billy Strayhorn leads a septet with Johnny Hodges on alto, Harold "Shorty" Baker on trumpet, Quentin Jackson on trombone, Russell Procope on clarinet,Al Hall on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums.