Billy Strayhorn's Influence On Jazz

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1. Introduction Duke Ellington said "Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, the brainwaves in his head and mine." Billy Strayhorn was an America jazz pianist, songwriter, and arranger and mainly worked with Duke Ellington. After Duke Ellington find his talent in 1938, Strayhorn worked actively in the world of jazz. He has a great impact on development of jazz as well as his works influenced future jazz musicians. Billy Strayhorn had a great influence to jazz. When I talk about Billy Strayhorn, I have to talk about Duke Ellington. Because they are--- 1. About Billy Strayhorn (his background from Hot from Harlem) (子供の頃、音楽を始めるきっかけ)Billy Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915.…show more content…
He told Dance, "the only ones who knew the old tunes were my friends in Pittsburgh. One night I remembered it and played it for Duke. He liked it and we've been using it occasionally, with kay Davis singing and myself on piano, I made a record of it once for an album of modern arrangers' work Norman Granz was puttiing wanted me to play it, they asked for 'that thing about lush…show more content…
Composer of Duke ellington without him, Duke could not be so famous. 2. Compositions Duke Ellington 1. Recordings 1. Future musicians influenced Billy Strayhorn Book • Author/Name:Leur, Walter van de. • Title:Something to live for : the music of Billy Strayhorn / Walter van de Leur. • Published/Distributed:New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. • Physical Description:xxiii, 328 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm. • Title:Strayhorn : an illustrated life / edited by A. Alyce Claerbaut and David Schlesinger. • Published/Distributed:Chicago : Bolden, 2015. • Resource Type:text volume • Physical Description:pages cm • Author/Name:Hajdu, David. • Title:Lush life : a biography of Billy Strayhorn / David Hajdu. • Edition:1st ed. • Published/Distributed:New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996. • Physical Description:xii, 305, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Hot From Harlem Aside from cook, the African American Jazz musicians who found their way to jazz via this circuitous route inclueded Hazel Scott, but Powell, and Duke Ellington associate Billy Strayhorn.

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