Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn
is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra
in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry
and Bob Wilbur
(on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey
, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.