You Go To My Head: Billy Strayhorn and Standards

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
It is surprising that decades passed following Billy Strayhorn's death in 1967 before anyone started seriously exploring the treasure trove of arrangements by the talented composer and arranger. What is especially unusual about these 14 charts is that they are all standards rather than his own compositions, and many of them make their recording debut on this release by the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, heard on their second CD devoted exclusively to his writing. An extended treatment of "Autumn in New York" focuses on John Ruocco's birdlike clarinet solo, while "I'll Remember April" isn't a runaway vehicle (as in most bop charts) but has an easygoing, loping gait. Strayhorn's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
It is surprising that decades passed following Billy Strayhorn's death in 1967 before anyone started seriously exploring the treasure trove of arrangements by the talented composer and arranger. What is especially unusual about these 14 charts is that they are all standards rather than his own compositions, and many of them make their recording debut on this release by the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, heard on their second CD devoted exclusively to his writing. An extended treatment of "Autumn in New York" focuses on John Ruocco's birdlike clarinet solo, while "I'll Remember April" isn't a runaway vehicle (as in most bop charts) but has an easygoing, loping gait. Strayhorn's writing for the horns and reeds is impeccable on every number. Singer Marjorie Barnes adds her thoughtful vocals to four tracks, shining particularly on the unusual chart of "Yesterdays." Strayhorn fans will be delighted to learn that the Dutch Jazz Orchestra already has two more CDs in the pipeline to follow up their first two ventures into little known Strayhorn scores, so it is likely that they will want to acquire all of their recordings in this series.
52nd St. Jazz
These sumptuous standards are given respectful, nay, loving treatment by as polished a big band as one would ever hope to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • Label: Challenge
  • UPC: 608917009026
  • Catalog Number: 70090
  • Sales rank: 358,672

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dutch Jazz Orchestra Group Primary Artist
Albert Beltman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Olaf Groesz Cello
Jan Hollander Trumpet
Eric Ineke Drums
Jan Oosthof Trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ab Schaap Tenor Saxophone
Toon Roos Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Van Rooyen Leader
Ruud Breuls Trumpet
Hansjörg Fink Trombone
Hans Meijdam Alto Saxophone
Jerry Van Rooijen Leader
John Ruocco Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Frans Van Der Hoeven Bass
Nils Van Haften Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Rob Van Bavel Piano
Martijn Sohier Trombone
Ack Van Rooijen Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mieke Honingh Violin
Erica Korthals Altes Viola
Peter Van Soest Trumpet
Marjorie Barnes Vocals
Jan Voogd Bass
Bert Van Dijk Trombone
Ilja Reijngoud Trombone
Jan Wessels Trumpet
Martijn Vink Drums
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Tijmen Zinkhaan Engineer
Dick Kuijs Producer
Gert de Bruijn Engineer
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