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The Art of Billy StrayhornItem #: HL.02501103
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Piano. Arrangements/Instruction for piano. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 52 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music. (HL.02501103)
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Gifted composer, pianist and arranger Billy Strayhorn is best known for his successful collaboration with Duke Ellington lasting nearly three decades. This collection explores his influences, techniques and stylistic traits, explained through musical examples so players can gain a more complete portrait of this essential jazz artist. Analyzes the form, rhythm, melody, harmony and lyrics of: Chelsea Bridge · A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing · Lush Life · Passion Flower · and Take the A Train, with piano/vocal arrangements and explorations of each tune's interpretations by famous artists.