Blood Count [Drama]



A day in the musical life and relationship of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn as they record Strayhorn's final composition, 'Blood Count'. An interview with Time Magazine reveals some truths about their working methods and the question of artistic credit. The action takes place during a recording session, and is based on extensive research into the working relationship of the two men. By Ian Smith.

Musicians: Matt Home (drums) Andrew Cleyndert (bass) Dave Newton (piano) Ian Smith (trumpet) and Alan Barnes (reeds)

Directed by Martin Smith

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

DRAMA2014041120160129 (R4)By Ian Smith. The story of the relationship of Ellington and Strayhorn.

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