Buy the transcription of Lush life as played by Phineas Newborn Jr. for solo piano. The transcription is from the 1961 album A World of Piano!
Lush Life is originally a composition by Billy Strayhorn. One of his most famous and most frequently played compositions. Newborn recorded his own arrangement with bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. The track starts with the beginning of Maurice Ravel’s Sonatine 2nd movement in a fast tempo. It then turns into the verse of Lush Life when Newborn uses many improvised lines in contrary motion, reharmonizations and form embellishments. This continuous throughout the whole song. The band enters in the chorus and in the second chorus Newborn uses even more variation to the theme.
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Listen to the transcription: