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Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by børneteatret, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. børneteatret

    børneteatret TDPRI Member

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    It's sunday and autumn is kind of getting ready. So should we, I guess. Time to fool around with a classic about life's dreariness, from the perspective of the 19 year old Billy Strayhorn [​IMG]

    Cheers everybody!
     
  2. MonkeyJefferson

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    Such a masterpiece, this song, and you did it justice, great job
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  3. kLyon

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    Beautiful arrangement, beautifully played! And you really captured the spirit of that greatest of ballads.

    Shot in the dark: for some reason I think that anyone in Denmark who plays as well as you must know my friend Jacob Hoyer. Is that possible?)
     
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    Really nice job. Beautiful tones. Killer looking Tele too.
     
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  5. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    Entrancing, you got it happening, all the emotive highs and lows as well as fine technical prowess.
     
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  6. børneteatret

    børneteatret TDPRI Member

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    "Shot in the dark: for some reason I think that anyone in Denmark who plays as well as you must know my friend Jacob Hoyer. Is that possible?"

    Do I know Jacob Høyer! Why absofrigginlutely! For the last 25 years or so. "Lillefar" Høyer is one of the most killing drummers in town and a really wonderful fruitcake to be around. Love him! Can I say hi? From who? Cheers :)
     
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  7. kLyon

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    From Kenny Lyon; glad to make your acquaintance! I've toured with him a number times in the band Spain; he's a great player and a great human being. And he - clearly - knows the best players in Copenhagen. Cheers! (The next time I'm in Copenhagen - when? help, stuck in LA! - I want to play Lush Life with you))
     
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  8. E5RSY

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    Wonderful...thank you. It's on my short list of favorite versions now, along with Coltrane/Johnny Hartman.
     
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    Nice; some weird chords in there!
     
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    Bravo!
     
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  11. børneteatret

    børneteatret TDPRI Member

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    The Hadens! you're the guitarist in that band? how cool. "Jesus, I don't want to die alone, my love wasn't true, now all I have is you".... the love I gave in life wasn't real, or my partner left me, or both. Ouch. I've got family in LA; I'll let you know if I come over, whenever that might be. Btw I heard Petra Haden sing Lush Life with Bill Frisell, oh my goodness, that was the real xxxx right there. Cheers :)
     
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  12. kLyon

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    Great! When you come to LA we can have some Korean food (I'm in Koreatown, one of the greatest food neighborhoods in the US); maybe Petra will join (Josh has moved to way out in the west valley, he might make it in to meet a friend of Jacob's - but she still lives close... she did our last tour with us).
     
  13. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    This is my favorite all-time Twanger Central guitar performance.
     
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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Beautiful.
     
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