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The Resource 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

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

Label
Strayhorn : an illustrated life
Title
Strayhorn
Title remainder
an illustrated life
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 781.65092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S9325
LC item number
S77 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Claerbaut, A. Alyce
  • Schlesinger, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • Composers
  • Jazz musicians
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781932841985
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015021651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900031416
  • (OCoLC)900031416
Label
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781932841985
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015021651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900031416
  • (OCoLC)900031416

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