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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! album download
Performer: Duke Ellington
Title: Piano Duets - Great Times!
Country: France
Released: 2006
Style: Swing
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MMF DTS AC3 APE ASF AHX MP3
FLAC size: 1551 mb | MP3 size: 1207 mb | WMA size: 1894 mb
Genre: Jazz

Written-By – Duke Ellington. Written-By – Juan Tizol. Cello – Oscar Pettiford (tracks: B4, B5). Drums – Jo Jones (tracks: B4, B5). Piano – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: A1 to B2), Duke Ellington. Other Versions (5 of 20) View All. Cat.

This CD reissues three unusual combo dates by Duke Ellington. Two of the sessions feature Ellington and his longtime musical partner Billy Strayhorn both playing piano (while assisted by either Wendell Marshall or Joe Shulman on bass and sometimes an unidentified drummer). The futuristic "Tonk" is the best-known performance but all eight numbers (which include "Cotton Tail" and "Johnny Come Lately") are quite fascinating

Piano Duets: Great Times! By: Billy Strayhorn (1984, Jazz). More albums from Billy Strayhorn: Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday by Billy Strayhorn. !Live!!! by Billy Strayhorn. Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn. Plays The Music Of Billy Strayhorn by Billy Strayhorn. The Nutcracker Suite by Billy Strayhorn. The Peaceful Side by Billy Strayhorn. View all albums . Piano Duets: Great Times! By: Billy Strayhorn (1984, Jazz).

William Thomas Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best remembered for his long-time collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington that lasted nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", and "Lush Life".

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn record ‘Great Times!’ for Riverside (1950). Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn record ‘Great Times!’ for Riverside (1950). Great Times!’ by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn is an album recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 and released the same year by Riverside. Musicians : Duke Ellington – Piano. Billy Strayhorn – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8), Celeste On (10 – 11). Oscar Pettiford – Cello On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12). Wendell Marshall – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4). Joe Schulman – Bass On (5 – 6 – 7 – 8). Lloyd Trotman – Bass On(9 – 10 – 11 – 12) Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘The Popular Duk. 005. Marcus Miller releases his seventh album : ‘Silver Rain’ (2005). Sonny Rollins records ‘Way Out West’ with Ray Brown & Shelly Manne.

Great Times - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn. Billy Strayhorn Trio) - Duke Ellington feat. Billy Strayhorn Trio. Bang-Up Blues - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn. Great Times - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn.

Piano Duets: Great Times! Release year: 1984. Billy Strayhorn, Billy Strayhorn Trio, Duke Ellington - Bang-Up Blues 03:06. Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol - Perdido 02:54.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Cottontail 2:51
2 C Jam Blues 2:54
3 Flamingo 2:56
4 Bang-Up Blues 3:04
5 Tonk 2:55
6 Johnny Come Lately 2:56
7 In A Blue Summer Garden 4:02
8 Great Times 2:52
9 Perdido 2:52
10 Take The "A" Train
Bass – Lloyd Trotman Cello – Oscar PettifordDrums – Jo Jones
2:16
11 Oscalypso
Bass – Lloyd Trotman Cello – Oscar PettifordDrums – Jo Jones
2:40
12 Blues For Blanton 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Universal Music Group International
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Remastered At – Fantasy Studios

Credits

  • Bass – Joe Shulman (tracks: 5 to 8), Wendell Marshall (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Celesta – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: 9 to 12)
  • Piano – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: 1 to 8), Duke Ellington
  • Remastered By [Digital Remastering] – Joe Tarantino

Notes

Digital remastering, 1999 (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 25218 61082 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 025218610827
  • Label Code: LC 15025
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
L.D. 003 Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets ‎(10", Album) Vogue Productions L.D. 003 France 1950
Vogue Jazz Club 001, 88985448201 Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn ‎(LP, Album, RE, Yel) Disques Vogue, Sony Music Vogue Jazz Club 001, 88985448201 Europe 2017
RS 9475 Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn - Great Times! ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) Riverside Records RS 9475 US 1964
88985449201 Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn - Jazz Sélection N°2 ‎(LP, RE) Vogue Productions 88985449201 France 2017
RM 475 Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn - Great Times! ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records RM 475 France 1964