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Billy Strayhorn

p, 1915-1967 US, Dayton, Ohio
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. William Thomas Strayhorn

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.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Organ
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good on Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra by Johnny Hodges
Lush Life on The Peaceful Side Of Jazz by Billy Strayhorn
Gal From Joe's on Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra by Johnny Hodges
Day Dream on Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra by Johnny Hodges
Don't Get Around Much Anymore on Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra by Johnny Hodges
Take The "A" Train on The Peaceful Side Of Jazz by Billy Strayhorn
Chelsea Bridge on The Peaceful Side Of Jazz by Billy Strayhorn
Back To The Land on Lester Young Trio by Lester Young
Day Dream on The Peaceful Side Of Jazz by Billy Strayhorn
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing on The Peaceful Side Of Jazz by Billy Strayhorn

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Day Dream (Complete 1945-1961 Sessions As A Leader)Billy Strayhorn2015Compil.
Lush Life. A Centenary Tribute -- His 44 FinestBilly Strayhorn2015Compil.
The Nutcracker SuitesPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ; Harmonie Ensemble New York, Steven Richman2013Album
Juice A-PlentyBilly Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges2013Compil.
Lush LifeBilly Strayhorn2007Album
The Stanley Dance SessionsBilly Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges2005Compil.
Ellington Pettiford StrayhornDuke Ellington, The Oscar Pettiford Quartet, Billy Strayhorn, Wendell Marshall2005Album
Billy StrayhornBilly Strayhorn2004Compil.
A Proper Introduction To Billy Strayhorn: Passion FlowerBilly Strayhorn2004Compil.
Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The OrchestraJohnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn1999Album
Lush LifeBilly Strayhorn1992Compil.
In A Blue Summer Garden / Great TimesDuke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn1991Album
Plays The Music Of Billy StrayhornMarian McPartland - Billy Strayhorn1987Album
Billy StrayhornBilly Strayhorn1987Compil.
Great Arrangers And ComposersDon Redman, Billy Strayhorn, Mel Lewis, Herbie Hancock1984Compil.
Billy StrayhornBilly Strayhorn1979Compil.
Echoes Of An EraCount Basie / Billy Strayhorn1973Compil.
Johnny Dankworth / Billy StrayhornJohn Dankworth / Billy Strayhorn1972Compil.
The Peaceful SideBilly Strayhorn1963Album
Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The OrchestraJohnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn1962Album
The Nutcracker SuiteDuke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1960Album
!!!Live!!!Billy Strayhorn1958Compil.
Présentent Leurs Piano DuetsDuke Ellington et Billy Strayhorn1955Single
Bang-Up Blues / C Jam BluesDuke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn1951Album
Billy Strayhorn's All StarsBilly Strayhorn1951Album
Piano DuetsDuke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn1950Album
Take The "A" Train / Liberation BluesBilly Strayhorn Avec Gus Deloof Et L'Orchestre Du "Victory Club"1945Album
Cotton Tail / FlamingoDuke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn1940Album
Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965Cootie 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 ClarkeAlbum
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