Billy Strayhorn

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  • Chelsea Bridge

    Ah,  this beautiful ballad by Billy strayhorn is full of lush textures.  Every performance needs a ballad, and this one is truly superb. Learn More
  • Lady Mac

    Bluesy waltz with piano, flugelhorn and alto solos. Challenging ensemble parts. Learn More
  • Lush Life

    This version is an out-and-out Trumpet feature from the Harry James book. It is as the name suggests - lush, rich, full of wonderful tone & colour - & it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. The horns are written as three Tumpets |& Solo Trumpet, & the solo part would suit a player with a big fat tone. The lead Alto doubles Clarinet for just a couple of bars, the 1st Trumpet reaches a high Db briefly on a couple of occasions, & the 1st Trombone gets to high C, though we've cued the 3rd Trumpet just in case. Another masterly transcription from Jon Harpin. Learn More
  • Raincheck

    Check out this clever Strayhorn tune infused with wit along with les hooper's superb arrangement skills to create a tight-knit arrangement with a written 2rd trumpet solo.  There is a wonderful emsemble ection after the solo with just bass and hi-hat that is very hip. Learn More
  • Take the A Train

    This is the 1966 Ellington version of Strayhorn's great tune, with Cootie Williams' trumpet solo (written on the 4th part) transcribed in full. This version also features an extended ending, giving more Trumpet solo time. Originally written for four saxes & seven brass, this verision is scored for full sections. An excellent job of transcription by Job Harpin, & a worthy addition to any library. Learn More

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