Portrait of a Silk Thread: Newly Discovered Works of Billy Strayhorn

Portrait of a Silk Thread: Newly Discovered Works of Billy Strayhorn

by The Dutch Jazz Orchestra Group


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Portrait of a Silk Thread: Newly Discovered Works of Billy Strayhorn

This is a historically significant CD for it features the Dutch Jazz Orchestra performing a dozen Billy Strayhorn numbers, including eight that 28 years after the composer's death were finally receiving their world premiere recording. The 16-piece big band does not attempt to sound like Duke Ellington's Orchestra but there are strong hints of Duke's ensemble in the arrangements. The quality of the music is consistently high, the soloists are respectful but creative to Strayhorn's recently discovered pieces and the overall results are quite memorable.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
Label: Challenge
UPC: 0608917008920
catalogNumber: 70089
Rank: 215469

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Performance Credits

Dutch Jazz Orchestra Group   Primary Artist
Albert Beltman   Alto,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mike Booth   Trumpet
Eric Ineke   Drums
Jan Oosthof   Trumpet
Ab Schaap   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Toon Roos   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Ruud Breuls   Trumpet
Hansjörg Fink   Trombone
Hans Meijdam   Alto,Alto Saxophone
Jerry Van Rooijen   Leader,Vocals
John Ruocco   Clarinet
Frans Van Der Hoeven   Bass
Nils Van Haften   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Baritone (Vocal)
Erik Veldkamp   Trumpet
Hans-Jorg Vink   Trombone
Rob Van Bavel   Piano
Martijn Sohier   Trombone
Ack Van Rooijen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Peter Van Soest   Trumpet
Marjorie Barnes   Vocals
Ilja Reijngoud   Trombone
Rob Madna   Piano
Martin Sohier   Trombone

Technical Credits

Albert Beltman   Director
Duke Ellington   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Dick Kuijs   Producer
Walter Van de Keur   Liner Notes
Jurgen Verroen   Engineer

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