[Dixielandjazz] Strayhorn & A Train

Norman Vickers nvickers1 at cox.net
Sat May 15 11:42:43 PDT 2010

Musicians & Jazzfans;  DJML
From:  Norman Vickers, Jazz Society of Pensacola

Steve Barbone and Al Levy respond to New Yorker Magazine's review of new
book on Ellington.  Thanks, both.
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen G Barbone [mailto:barbonestreet at earthlink.net] 

Dear Norm:

A Train was surely a tour de force for Strayhorn. To see Billy playing  
it with Duke's Orchestra, go to:


At the end listen to Duke's comments about him.  Note also during the  
performance, at about the 1 minute and 35 second mark, Paul Gonsalves  
nodding out. <grin>.

Steve Barbone 


 Houston, TX Pianist/bandleader/arranger and wonderful  source for lead
sheets, Al Levy writes:

The statement, in effect, that none of the band members, including
Strayhorn, composed any significant tunes on their own.<end snip>
And don't forget Juan Tizol's "Caravan"
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