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Lush Life (ver. 1) by Billy Strayhorn - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (also known as Lush Life) is an award-winning 1992 tribute album by jazz composer and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. Composed entirely of songs written by jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, the album was a critical and commercial success, leading to the first of three Grammys Henderson would receive while under contract with Verve Records and helping to establish Henderson an international star.[1][2] The album had sold nearly 90,000 copies at the time of Henderson's death in 2001 and has been multiply re-released by Verve, Polygram Records and, in Hybrid SACD, by Universal.[1][3]Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (also known as Lush Life) is an award-winning 1992 tribute album by jazz composer and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. Composed entirely of songs written by jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, the album was a critical and commercial success, leading to.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American composer, pianist and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting close to three decades. His compositions include "Chelsea Bridge", "Take the "A" Train" and "Lush Life". William "Billy" Thomas Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio. His family soon moved to the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, his mother's family was from Hillsborough, North Carolina, and she sent him there to protect him from his father's drunken sprees. Strayhorn spent many months of his childhood at his grandparents' house in Hillsborough. In an interview, Strayhorn said that his grandmother was his primary influence during the first ten years of his life. He first became interested in music while living with her, playing hymns on her piano, and playing records on her Victrola record player.[1] Strayhorn returned to Pittsburgh, and attended Westinghouse High School, later attended by Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal. In Pittsburgh, he began his musical career, studying classical music for a time at the Pittsburgh.
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