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Title Strayhorn : an illustrated life / produced by Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc. ; contributions by David Hajdu, Walter van de Leur, Robert Levi, Bruce Mayhall Rastrelli, and Gregory A. Morris ; edited by A. Alyce Claerbaut and David Schlesinger.

Publication Info. Chicago : Bolden an Agate Imprint, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. STRAYHORN, B.    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B STRAYHORN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  781.65 ST82    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  781.65 STRAYHORN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B STRAYHORN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  780.92 STRAYHORN S    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Wilson Branch - Adult Department  B-STRAYHORN, B.    Check Shelf
Description xii, 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) and index.
Summary "Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's closest relatives. Perhaps best known for his 28-year collaborative role as Duke Ellington's "writing and arranging companion," Strayhorn has emerged in recent years as an even more meritorious force in shaping the jazz canon. Strayhorn delves into every stage of Billy's career, beginning with his abusive upbringing and early success to later partnerships with Lena Horne and the Copasetics. Rich with insights, the book covers topics such as his music, family, intellectual pursuits, involvement with civil rights, and open homosexuality. Featuring contributions from Strayhorn's biographer David Hajdu, film director Rob Levi, music scholar Walter van de Leur, as well as lush photography and rare memorabilia like handwritten scores, this is a book to be treasured by jazz aficionados and music lovers everywhere. Enthralling and visually captivating, Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life lauds a beloved jazz legend and captures a prodigious legacy that will influence generations to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Strayhorn, Billy.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Strayhorn, Billy -- Pictorial works.
Composers -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity.
Strayhorn, Billy. (OCoLC)fst00075208
Composers. (OCoLC)fst00871620
Jazz musicians. (OCoLC)fst00982205
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biography -- Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423829
Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Claerbaut, A. Alyce, editor.
Schlesinger, David, 1984- editor.
ISBN 9781932841985 (hardback)
1932841989 (hard cover)
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