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Three of a Kind

wed 18 mar 2020 18:00 

Three versions of the same composition, played by different artists.

In this episode, three compositions by pianist/composer Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s “right hand”.

Today we’ll listen to:
• Snibor, written in 1947.
• Passion Flower, written in 1944
• Raincheck, written in 1942.

Tracks

• Snibor

01 Duke Ellington 2.50
02 Johnny Hodges 7.16
03 Don Byron 9.47
04 Duke Ellington 4.19

• Passion Flower

05 Duke Ellington 3.07
06 Billy Strayhorn 3.43
07 Chico Hamilton 3.19
08 Rosemary Clooney 4.36

• Raincheck

09 Duke Ellington 2.29
10 Billy Strayhorn 4.15
11 Ahmad Jamal 4.43
12 Joe Henderson 5.49

 

Albums used:

01 Duke Ellington Complete 1947/52 vol. 3 CBS
02 Johnny Hodges The Big Sound Poll Winners
03 Don Byron Bug Music Nonesuch
04 Duke Ellington His Mother Called Him Bill RCA

05 Duke Ellington Capitol Sessions 1953/55 Definitive
06 Billy Strayhorn Passion Flower Storyville
07 Chico Hamilton Gongs East! Discovery/WB
08 Rosemary Clooney/D. Ellington Blue Rose CBS

09 Duke Ellington The Blanton/Webster Band RCA
10 Billy Strayhorn Lush Life Red Barron
11 Ahmad Jamal Classic Rec. 1958/62 Dynamics
12 Joe Henderson Lush Life Verve

 

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