Duke Ellington - "…And His Mother Called Him Bill" download mp3 album
And His Mother Called Him Bill is a studio album by Duke Ellington recorded in the wake of the 1967 death of his long-time collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. It won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1969. Ellington recorded the album as a tribute to Billy Strayhorn, who died of cancer in May 1967. Strayhorn was a composer, arranger, and one of Ellington's closest friends.
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Full title, And His Mother Called Him Bill. Remastered reissue of 1967 album. Packaged in a digipak reproduction of the original artwork. 19 tracks including 7 bonus 'Acht O'Clock Rock', 'Rain check', 'Smada', 'Smada', 'Midriff', 'My Little Brown Book' & 'Lotus Blossom'. When Billy Strayhorn died, Duke Ellington lost his closest friend and collaborator - his artistic twin. This album is Ellington's and his bands tribute to the man they all loved. Published on February 10, 2010. This album just sounds fantastic. There is not one dud track.
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His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions and charts. The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcased his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music.
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DUKE ELLINGTON, 1899–1974 And His Mother Called Him Bill Recorded in New York City, August 28 – September 1, 1967. Duke Ellington – And His Mother Called Him Bill. One of the most productive relationships in music, let alone jazz, was the one Duke Ellington had with his musical alter ego, Billy Strayhorn. Strayhorn’s nickname for Ellington was the Big Monster; Ellington in turn called him the Little Monster or Sweet Pea. Their relationship was so close that, wherever he was in the world, Ellington would call Strayhorn when he had an idea for a song, and they would compose it over the phone. When they had a chance to work together in person, their sessions were often all-night writing marathons, where they would write and sleep in shifts, a musical tag team that alternated throughout the night until they were finished.
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