Lush Life: The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

“Though composed over the course of thirty years and spread out over dozens of albums by Ellington and his musicians, many of Strayhorn’s compositions are closely related musically and cohere as a whole within the canon of Ellingtonia: Strayhorn music.” David Hajdu, author of ‘Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn’

(Farar, Straus, Giroux, 1996).