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Billy Strayhorn

Brian Priestley and Alyn Shipton review the work of Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn

Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to look over Billy Strayhorn's small catalogue of records under his own name as well as his collaborations with Duke Ellington.

The man who was Duke Ellington's amanuensis, co-pianist and arranger is not so well-known in his own right. In tonight's programme Ellingtonian specialist Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to look at Strayhorn's small catalogue of records under his own name, and also separates out his immense personal contribution to Duke Ellington's work for both large and small bands, as composer, arranger and instrumentalist.

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