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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Billy Strayhorn 1915 - 1967





Billy Strayhorn, one of the greatest jazz composers, was born one hundred years ago today.

Here's a heartbreaking tune by him from the album that his mentor and collaborator Duke Ellington made as a tribute soon after his death, And His Mother Called Him Bill, 'Blood Count'.