Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

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Black and white photograph of Billy Strayhorn


In the shadow of his life-long collaborator Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn penned some of the world’s most definitive jazz standards. Watch video clips of performances of Strayhorn classics and read about the life and career of the composer of “Satin Doll” and “Take the ‘A’ Train.”