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Billy Strayhorn

Billy Strayhorn

William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Lush Life". ... more on Wikipedia

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