You Go To My Head: Billy Strayhorn and Standards

You Go To My Head: Billy Strayhorn and Standards

by The Dutch Jazz Orchestra Group


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You Go To My Head: Billy Strayhorn and Standards

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2002
Label: Challenge
UPC: 0608917009026
catalogNumber: 70090
Rank: 154612

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Performance Credits

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

George Gershwin   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Tijmen Zinkhaan   Engineer
Dick Kuijs   Producer
Gert de Bruijn   Engineer

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