William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn (November 29, – May 31, ) was an American jazz . The last track of the album is a spontaneous solo version of ” Lotus Blossom” performed by Ellington, who sat at the piano and played for his friend. Now the Jax Jazz Collective, under the leadership of pianist Joshua Bowlus, offers up Strayhorn in a small group outing with Lotus Blossom. Billy Strayhorn Lotus Blossom SheetMusicTradeCom[1] – Download as PDF File ( .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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Ellington may have taken advantage of him, [4] but not in the mercenary way that others had taken advantage of Ellington; instead, he used Strayhorn to complete his thoughts, while giving Strayhorn the freedom to write on his own and enjoy at least some of the credit he lptus.

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Jax Jazz Collective: Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

When Ellington recorded a tribute album for Strayhorn shortly after his death inhis performed a solo version of this strayhlrn as the band audibly packed up in the background. See and discover other items: In an interview, Strayhorn said that his grandmother was his primary influence during the first ten years of his life. Exactly what I wanted.

Please try again later. Ellington would make lootus onstage like, “Strayhorn does a lot of the work but I get to take the bows!

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In the s, Strayhorn left his musical partner Duke Ellington for a few years to pursue a solo career of his own. Another slower number, Johnny Hodges recorded the first—and perhaps definitive—version of this lesser-known Strayhorn classic inwith Strayhorn on piano.

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Jax Jazz Collective: Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

American musician, composer, lyricist and arranger. Strayhorn’s relationship with Ellington was always difficult to pin down: Sign in or sign up to upload your press release. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.

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In Strayhorn was inducted into the Legacy Walk. Jazz Story Bloszom love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind.