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An American Master

By Billy Strayhorn

Piano/Vocal/Guitar - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967). P/V/G Composer Collection. Standards and Jazz. Songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and black & white photos. 56 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500344).

Item Number: HL.2500344

ISBN 1575604337. 9x12 inches.

This fantastic collection assembles 17 standards written by gifted composer Billy Strayhorn: After All * Chelsea Bridge * Clementine * Day Dream * A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing * Isfahan * Johnny Come Lately * Just a Settin' and a Rockin' * Midriff * My Little Brown Book * Passion Flower * Raincheck * Satin Doll * Something to Live For * Star-Crossed Lovers/Pretty Girl * Take the A Train * Valse. Includes photos, a biography and a selected discography.

  • Day Dream 
  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing 
  • After All 
  • Johnny Come Lately 
  • Passion Flower 
  • Something To Live For 
  • My Little Brown Book 
  • Clementine 
  • Midriff 
  • Valse 
  • Just A Settin' And A Rockin' 
  • Chelsea Bridge 
  • Raincheck 
  • Satin Doll 
  • Take The 'A' Train 
  • Isfahan 
  • The Star-Crossed Lovers 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    mmm San Antonio, TX
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  • 2007-06-20 00:00:00.0 Limited Selection

    Missing some of his best; i.e. Blood Count. Six tunes in book are not listed on discography: Clementine, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing, Isfahan, Just a Settin' and a Rockin', Star-Crossed Lovers/Pretty Girl, Valse. Some difficult arrangements and keys. Day Dream a beautiful ballad!

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  • 5

    Lakeland, FL
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  • 2007-03-29 00:00:00.0 Advanced chord changes.

    The best jazz chord changes I have seen in any written manuscript. Modern voicings are easily interpreted by comparing the chord change notation with the written left and right hand parts.

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