Billy Strayhorn

Real Name:
William Thomas Strayhorn
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Born: November 29, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio.
Died: May 31, 1967 in New York City.

Billy Strayhorn was an African-American composer, pianist and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting two decades. The composition most closely associated with Strayhorn is "Lush Life". Strayhorn was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
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Albums

L.D. 003 Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets album art Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets (Album, Comp) Vogue Productions L.D. 003 France 1950 Sell This Version
(S)R-52119 Billy Strayhorn - !!!Live!!! album art Billy Strayhorn !!!Live!!! (Comp, Album) Roulette (S)R-52119 US 1958 Sell This Version
CL 1597 Billy Strayhorn - Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Suite Thursday album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* - Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Suite Thursday (Album) Columbia CL 1597 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
CL 1541 Billy Strayhorn - The Nutcracker Suite album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* - The Nutcracker Suite (Album) Columbia CL 1541 US 1960 Sell This Version
V-8452 Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra album art Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (Album) Verve Records V-8452 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
UAJ 14010 Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side album art Billy Strayhorn The Peaceful Side (Album, Comp) United Artists Jazz UAJ 14010 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
CJ-326 Billy Strayhorn - Plays The Music Of Billy Strayhorn album art Marian McPartland - Billy Strayhorn Marian McPartland - Billy Strayhorn - Plays The Music Of Billy Strayhorn(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-326 US 1987 Sell This Version
845 707-2 Billy Strayhorn - Songbook album art Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Songbook (Comp) Verve Records 845 707-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
PSCD 84 Billy Strayhorn - A Swedish Tribute To Duke album art Mercer Ellington, Mikael Råberg, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Billy Strayhorn, Nils Lindberg, Bosse Broberg, Bengt-Arne Wallin Mercer Ellington, Mikael Råberg, Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg, Billy Strayhorn, Nils Lindberg, Bosse Broberg, Bengt-Arne Wallin - A Swedish Tribute To Duke(2xCD, Album) Phono Suecia PSCD 84 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
none Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life album art Billy Strayhorn Lush Life (Album, Comp) Blue Note none 2007 Sell This Version
HMU 907493 Billy Strayhorn - The Nutcracker Suites album art Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky*, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ; Harmonie Ensemble/New York*, Steven Richman Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky*, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ; Harmonie Ensemble/New York*, Steven Richman - The Nutcracker Suites(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi USA HMU 907493 US 2013 Sell This Version
606373 Billy Strayhorn - Anatomy Of A Murder album art Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Anatomy Of A Murder (Album) Soundtrack Factory 606373 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
LP.1974 Billy Strayhorn - Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965 album art Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny Clarke Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny Clarke - Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965(LP) disc-ret LP.1974 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JC128 Billy Strayhorn - Take The "A" Train / Liberation Blues album art B. Strayhorn* Avec Gus Deloof Et L'Orchestre Du "Victory Club" B. Strayhorn* Avec Gus Deloof Et L'Orchestre Du "Victory Club" - Take The "A" Train / Liberation Blues(Shellac, 10") Disques ABC Paris JC128 France 1945 Sell This Version
JH 1015 Billy Strayhorn - Bang-Up Blues / C Jam Blues album art Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Bang-Up Blues / C Jam Blues(Shellac, 10") Music JH 1015 Italy 1951 Sell This Version
EPL. 7185 Billy Strayhorn - Présentent Leurs Piano Duets album art Duke Ellington et Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington et Billy Strayhorn - Présentent Leurs Piano Duets(7", EP) Vogue Productions EPL. 7185 France 1955 Sell This Version
JP-14502 Billy Strayhorn - Workin' Blues & Jail Blues / The Blues At Sundown album art Billy Strayhorn Workin' Blues & Jail Blues / The Blues At Sundown(7", Promo) Contact (6) JP-14502 US 1964 Sell This Version
J.S. 638 Billy Strayhorn - Cotton Tail / Flamingo album art Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Cotton Tail / Flamingo Music J.S. 638 France Unknown Sell This Version
J.S. 758 Billy Strayhorn - In A Blue Summer Garden / Great Times album art Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - In A Blue Summer Garden / Great Times(Shellac, 10", RE) Jazz Selection J.S. 758 France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

9045-121 Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Dankworth / Billy Strayhorn album art Johnny Dankworth* / Billy Strayhorn Johnny Dankworth* / Billy Strayhorn - Johnny Dankworth / Billy Strayhorn (Comp) Roulette 9045-121 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
RAD 15013/14 Billy Strayhorn - Echoes Of An Era album art Count Basie / Billy Strayhorn Count Basie / Billy Strayhorn - Echoes Of An Era(2xLP, Comp) Roulette RAD 15013/14 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
GdJ 07, GDJ 07 Billy Strayhorn - Billy Strayhorn album art Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn (Comp) Fabbri Editori, Fabbri Editori GdJ 07, GDJ 07 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
JAZZ9 Billy Strayhorn - Great Arrangers And Composers album art Redman*, Strayhorn*, Lewis*, Hancock* Redman*, Strayhorn*, Lewis*, Hancock* - Great Arrangers And Composers(4xLP, Comp + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society JAZZ9 US 1984 Sell This Version
2MJP 1055 Billy Strayhorn - Billy Strayhorn album art Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn(LP, Comp) Musica Jazz 2MJP 1055 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
472206 2 Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life album art Billy Strayhorn Lush Life (Comp) Red Baron 472206 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version