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Blue Note Records presents The companion soundtrack to Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, a 90-minute film that will debut nationally as part of PBS's Independent Lens series. This fascinating documentary shows not only the pioneering composer, arranger and pianist, but also his momumental life, talent and passions, in a way that has never been told before. Guests include: Bill Charlap, Joe Lovano, Dianne Reeves, Hank Jones and Elvis Costello.
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Library of Congress acquires Billy Strayhorn archive / JAZZTIMES
On Nov. 29-Billy Strayhorn's 103rd birthday-the Library of Congress announced that it has acquired a collection of nearly 18,000 documents belonging to the composer, arranger, and pianist, who worked with Duke Ellington for nearly 30 years and wrote some of the most enduring compositions in jazz, including "Take the ‘A' Train," "Lush Life," and "Chelsea Bridge." The collection includes original man...
Baton gets passed in San Francisco Performances 18-19 season / SFCV
The baton is truly passing in San Francisco Performances' 2018–2019 season. The planning for the year was done by the organization's new president, Melanie Smith, taking over from Ruth Felt, who retired in 2016. There's admirable continuity with recent years, and yet Smith is showing some signs of the direction SFP may take in her administration. Just as The Bad Plus took Stravinsky...
The Under-Recognized Genius of Billy Strayhorn
Billy Strayhorn was one of the forces behind the sound of the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra. Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life tells the story of this pioneering African American composer, arranger and pianist. Strayhorn helped produce a body of work that has no rival in originality and range-from tunes and jazz melodies to orchestral suites and soundtracks. He was the sole composer of many classic com...