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Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Label: J-Bo Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Take the 'A' Train' Isfahan; Raincheck; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Johnny Come Lately; Upper Manhattan Medical Group; The Intimacy Of The Blues; Lotus Blossom.

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

Read "Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)--Americas's finest bandleader, America's finest composer--released his own tribute to Billy Strayhorn, his partner in music and tune smithing. It was called ...And His Mother Called Him Bill (RCA, 1967). Ellington and Strayhorn's music was so intertwined that the Duke's less that fanatic fans might think that “Lush Life," “Take the A Train" and ...


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