[Dixielandjazz] Strayhorn & A Train
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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.
From: Stephen G Barbone [mailto:barbonestreet at earthlink.net]
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>.
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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