Ad

Billy StrayhornLush Life

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life album cover
Label:Red Baron – AK 52760
Format:
CD, Compilation
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Swing, Cool Jazz

Tracklist

1Lush Life
Composed By, Piano, VocalsBilly Strayhorn
3:31
2Passion Flower
Alto SaxophoneJohnny Hodges, Russell Procope
Baritone SaxophoneHarry Carney
BassErnie Shepard
Composed ByBilly Strayhorn
DrumsSam Woodyard
PianoDuke Ellington
Tenor SaxophoneJimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves
4:46
3UMMG
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
3:33
4Smada
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn, Duke Ellington
3:04
5Passion Flower
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
7:21
6Take The A Train
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
3:53
7Day Dream
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
3:38
8Just A-Settin' And A-Rockin'
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn, Duke Ellington
2:20
9Raincheck
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
4:12
10Chelsea Bridge
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
4:07
11Multicolored Blue
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
5:18
12Pick Side
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
2:41
13Oink
Composed ByArleen Reddon*
2:58
14Your Love Has Faded
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
3:43
15Love Came
Composed ByDuke Ellington
2:27
16A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
2:31
17Passed Me By2:38
18Something To Live For
Composed ByDuke Ellington
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
2:02
19Love Came
Composed ByDuke Ellington
1:58
20Baby Clementine
Composed By, PianoBilly Strayhorn
1:37
Ad

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Tracks 1-2 recorded at Basin Street East, New York City, January 14, 1964.
Tracks 3-8 recorded June 30, 1965.
Tracks 9-18 recorded July 2, 1965.
Tracks 20-21 recorded August 14, 1965.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 07464527602
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-52760-2
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-078019 1

Other Versions (2)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Lush Life (CD, Compilation)Red Baron472206 2Europe1992
New Submission
Lush Life (Cassette, Compilation)Red BaronAT 52760US1992

Reviews

  • CDsAreStillCool's avatar
    A rare compilation of stellar, otherwise-unavailable material from the great Billy Strayhorn.
    -Track 1: Strayhorn *sings* "Lush Life" and accompanies himself on piano (live from Basin Street East, 1964)
    -Track 2: Ellington Orchestra does "Passion Flower" featuring Johnny Hodges (live from Basin Street East, 1964)

    -Tracks 3-8: Quintet recordings featuring Strayhorn (or Ellington) on piano, Clark Terry & Bob Wilbur on horns
    -Tracks 9-13: Sextet recordings: Same quintet as above + Willie Ruff on french horn

    Track 14: Ozzie Bailey sings with Strayhorn on piano and bass/drums

    Tracks 15-18: Ozzie Bailey sings with just Strayhorn on piano

    Tracks 19-20: Strayhorn on piano

    In summary, superior material penned and (mostly) played by Strayhorn, himself. Given Strayhorn's limited solo offerings, this is a highly valuable musical document.

    Release

    Marketplace

    14 For Sale from $3.50
    Ad
    Ad

    Statistics

    • Have:66
    • Want:12
    • Avg Rating:4 / 5
    • Ratings:6
    • Last Sold:
    • Lowest:$1.50
    • Median:$7.25
    • Highest:$17.99

    Lists

      Ad