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Lush Life

A Biography of Billy Strayhorn

Lush Life( )
Author: Hajdu, David
Seroy, Jeffrey
ISBN:978-0-86547-512-0
Publication Date:Jun 1997
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:North Point Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Billy Strayhorn (1915-67) was one of the greatest composers in the history of American music, the creator of a body of work that includes such standards as "Take the 'A' Train." Yet all his life Strayhorn was overshadowed by his friend and collaborator Duke Ellington, with whom he worked for three decades as the Ellington Orchestra's ace songwriter and arranger. A "definitive" corrective (USA Today) to decades of...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Music
Music / Ethnic
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
Biography & Autobiography / Lgbt
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.23 x 0.95 Inches
Book Weight:0.836 Pounds
Author Biography
Hajdu, David (Author)
David Hajdu is the author of the award-winning "Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn" (FSG, 1996, North Point Press, 1997). Lately he has written for "The New York Times Magazine", "The New York Review of Books"; & "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City.

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