BILLY STRAYHORN: LUSH LIFE



Film Credits

A Film by
Robert Levi

Written by
Robert Levi and Robert Seidman

Cinematography by
David Sperling

Produced by
Joshua Blum and George Seminara

Dedicated to
Lillian Strayhorn (1930-2005)

Directed by
Robert Levi

Produced by
Washington Square Films

Narrator
Keith David

Editor
Ray Hubley

Additional Director of Photography
Fred Murphy

Featured Performers (in order of appearance)
Dulé Hill
Bill Charlap
Dianne Reeves
Russell Malone
Joe Lovano
Hank Jones
Elvis Costello

Associate Producers
Anne Eastman
Rebecca Halbower

Post Production Producers
Brian David Cange
R. Russell Stratton III

Biographical Consultants & Board of Directors for Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc.
Lawrence C. Strayhorn, President
A. Alyce Claerbaut, Vice President
Leslie M. Demus, Esq., Secretary
Dr. Gregory A. Morris, Ph.d., Treasurer
Galen Demus
Susan Strayhorn

HD Conform & Color Correction
Sony Music Studios
Eli Tishberg

Post Production Sound
Sue Pelino

Additional Cinematography
Ned Burgess
Bob Lechterman
Robert Levi
Glen Mordeci
David Rudd

Steadicam
Andrew Jansen

Camera Operators
Kevin Lombard
Marc Petersson
Jim Tufaro

Video Engineering
Rick Nagle
Steve Robinson

Lighting
Andrew Clarke
Fred Cohen
Pat Crooks
Ned Hallick
Chris Hayes
Mike Marzovilla
Newton Termeer

Key Grips
David Araki
Steven Lynch

Sound Recordists
Paul Cote
Stuart Deutsch
Ryan Kennedy
Larry Loewinger
Ed Novick
Jeff Pullman
Wiliam Sarokin
Gary Silver

Title Design
Chris Harvey

Additional Editing
Robert Levi

Still Photographer
George Seminara

Creative Consultants
David Hajdu
Herb Jordan

Production Consultants
Amy Hobby
David Johnson

Wardrobe Design
Liz McGarrity

Techical Supervisor
Julia Mintz

Editorial Assistants
Jeremy Berger
Jean Boland
Tim Hansberry

Legal Services
Ashlie Beringer & Peter Parcher
Parcher, Hayes & Snyder
Roberta Korus
Sukin Law Offices

Historical Consultants
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Robert Harris, Jr.
John MacDonald

Archival Photographs courtesy of
William Claxton
Burt Goldblatt
David Hajdu
Charles Harris, Jr.
Herman Leonard
Dan Morgenstern
Lawrence Shaw
Sam Shaw
Steven Schapiro
Charles Stewart, Jr.
Barry Ulanov
Walter van de Leur

Research Consultant
Erik Kulberg

Administrative Consultant
Amy Hass

Fiscal Management
New York Foundation for the Arts

Talent Producer
Portia Scott Hicks

Soundtrack Available on Blue Note Records

with Dianne Reeves
Peter Martin, piano and arrangements
Rueben Rogers, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums
Rodney Jones, guitar

the Joe Lovano/Hank Jones Quartet
Joe Lovano, tenor sax
Hank Jones, piano
Paul Motion, drums
George Mraz, bass

Bennett Studios
Live Recording by Dae Bennett
Mastered by Dave Kowalski

Special Thanks

The Billy Strayhorn family

Bruce Lundvall
Blue Note Records

Michael Cuscuna
Thomas Evered
Perry Greenfield
Zach Hochkeppel
Cem Kurosman
Eli Wolf

David Levi
Lilian Levi
Michael Roberson
Kathy Halbower
Kathy Goldblatt
Polly Draper
Michael Wolff
Bob Rosen
Jean Bach
Annie Kuebler
Ray Carmen
Darryl Pitt
Michael Davenport
Alan Scott, Esq.
William Archer
Jeffrey Archer
Don Palmer
Thomas Phelps
David Weinstein
Laura Welsh

Bowery Arts & Science, Ltd.
Jamie Askin
Katherine Atkinson
Bob Holman
Zach Koonce
Jonathan Lisecki
Kristen Loeb
Kathleen Russo
Jonathan Schwartz
Katie Stern

Songs

"Cashmere Cutie"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Lament for Javanette"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Fantastic Rhythm"
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Lush Life"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Day Dream"
D. Ellington/J. LaTouche/B. Strayhorn
EMI Music Publishing
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music
Famous Music Publishing

"Flamingo"
E. Anderson/T. Grouya
MPL Communications, Inc.
The Songwriters Guild

"Love Came"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Caravan"
D. Ellington/J. Tizol
EMI Music Publishing
Famous Music Publishing

"Something to Live For"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
EMI Music Publishing
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music
Famous Music Publishing

"Tonk"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
EMI Music Publishing
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music
Famous Music Publishing

"Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
EMI Music Publishing
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music
Famous Music Publishing

"Chelsea Bridge"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane

"Take the 'A' Train"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Bli Blip"
D. Ellington/S. Kuller
EMI Robbins/Famous Music Publishing

"My Little Brown Book"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Black, Brown and Beige"
Duke Ellington
G. Schirmer Publishing

"Johnny Come Lately"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Passion Flower"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Orson"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Rain Check"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"The Flowers Die of Love"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane
The Estate of Federico Garcia Lorca

"Hot House"
Tad Dameron
Warner Brothers Music

"Love Has Passed Me By"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"Satin Doll"
D. Ellington/J. Mercer/B. Strayhorn
Famous Music Publishing
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Pretty Girl"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
Famous Music Publishing
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Rhumbop"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn
Famous Music Publishing
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Anatomy of a Murder Cues"
Duke Ellington
Warner Chappell Music

"Nutcracker Suite"
D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn, Arrangers
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Paris Blues"
Duke Ellington
EMI Music Publishing
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"Sprite Music"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

"My Flame Burns Blue"
B. Strayhorn/E. Costello
Tempo Music/Music Sales
BMG Songs, Inc.

"Lotus Blossom"
Billy Strayhorn
Tempo Music/Music Sales

"So This Is Love"
Billy Strayhorn
Dimensional Music/Cherry Lane Music

Funding Provided by

The Independent Television Service
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

copyright, 2007 Robert Levi. All Rights Reserved


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