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Biography

Born: 29 November 1915 in Dayton, OH

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

An extravagantly gifted composer, arranger, and pianist — some considered him a genius — Billy Strayhorn toiled throughout most of his maturity in the gaudy shadow of his employer, collaborator, and friend, Duke Ellington. Only in the last decade has Strayhorn's profile been lifted to a level approaching that of Ellington, where diligent searching of the Strayhorn archives (mainly by David Hajdu, author of the excellent Strayhorn bio Lush Life) revealed that Strayhorn's contribution to...
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The Jazz Scene, Vol. 2: The Norman Grantz Studio Sessions: 1946-55, Billy Strayhorn
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  • 4,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 24 March 2011

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