The award-winning Allan Harris is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-raised vocalist, guitarist, and composer who has performed across the world, including at the 2012 London Olympics
But singer Allan Harris is up to the challenge, mixing very familiar tunes (while avoiding the all too obvious choice of his best-known song, "Take the 'A' Train") with some rarely recorded at all. With a superb cast of supporting musicians, including pianist Eric Reed, tenor saxophonist Don Braden, guitarist Ron Affif, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and drummer Cecil Brooks III, Harris' rich voice carries the day with ease . Allan Harris' brilliant and innovative approach to the works of Billy Strayhorn should make this an essential CD for jazz lovers.
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Album · 1995 · 14 Songs. Setting the Standard. Manic-"Organic" (feat. Duke Ellington's Sacred Music.
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Though classical music was Strayhorn's first love, his ambition to become a classical composer was shot down by the harsh reality of a black man trying to make it in the classical world, which at that time was almost completely white. Strayhorn was then introduced to the music of pianists like Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson at age 19. These musicians guided him into the realm of jazz where he remained for the rest of his life. Strayhorn's relationship with Ellington was always difficult to pin down: Strayhorn was a gifted composer and arranger who seemed to flourish in Duke's shadow. In 1960 the two collaborated on the album The Nutcracker Suite, recorded for the Columbia label and featuring jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, arranged by the two. The original album cover is notable for the inclusion of Strayhorn's name and picture along with Ellington's on the front.
Lush Life : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn Cadogan Hall, 20th November. That Strayhorn was a considerable composer was never in doubt and that he was seldom given his due by Duke Ellington is equally true, all of this brought out in Riley’s readings. That he was lionised by those in the know was also the case, his talent recognised by his peers if not by the wider world. In badging this as a celebration of his songs, Webb made himself a hostage to fortune, in that a number of these pieces were first conceived by Strayhorn as instrumentals, Webb having to provide a lyric himself.
|Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'|
|Something To Live For|
|My Little Brown Book|
|Pretty Girl (The Star Crossed Lovers)|
|Oo (You Make Me Tingle)|
|Your Love Has Faded|
|A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing|
|Love Has Passed Me By Again|
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