This Side of Strayhorn

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Trumpeter Terell Stafford's 2011 effort This Side of Strayhorn features the hornman performing a series of classic and lesser-known compositions from Duke Ellington's longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn. Born out of his week-long participation the "Celebrating Billy Strayhorn" fest in Dayton, OH, the album is an urbane and well-crafted affair that finds Stafford wringing much joy improvisationally and otherwise out of these superb compositions. Joining Stafford here are such similarly adept players as saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Dana Hall. To these ends, tracks like "Smada" showcase Stafford's longstanding love of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Trumpeter Terell Stafford's 2011 effort This Side of Strayhorn features the hornman performing a series of classic and lesser-known compositions from Duke Ellington's longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn. Born out of his week-long participation the "Celebrating Billy Strayhorn" fest in Dayton, OH, the album is an urbane and well-crafted affair that finds Stafford wringing much joy improvisationally and otherwise out of these superb compositions. Joining Stafford here are such similarly adept players as saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Dana Hall. To these ends, tracks like "Smada" showcase Stafford's longstanding love of trumpeter Lee Morgan's bluesy and propulsive style, while "Little Brown Book" is a warm, cup-muted number. Elsewhere, the burnished slow-burn blues "Multicolored Blue" and the laid-back and sultry midtempo ballad "Lana Turner" are easily some of the best small group interpretations of Strayhorn you could ever find.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Max Jazz Records
  • UPC: 610614040820
  • Catalog Number: 408
  • Sales rank: 98,348

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terell Stafford Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tim Warfield Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Barth Piano
Peter Washington Bass
Dana Hall Drums
Technical Credits
Bruce Barth Arranger
John Clayton Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
John Latouche Composer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer, Mastering
Terell Stafford Liner Notes
Billy Strayhorn Composer
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