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Billy Strayhorn

An extravagantly gifted composer, arranger, and pianist — some considered him a genius — Billy Strayhorn toiled throughout the majority of his maturity within the gaudy darkness of his company, collaborator, and friend, Duke Ellington. Just within the last 10 years offers Strayhorn’s profile been raised to an even nearing …

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