This Side of Strayhorn

“Terell Stafford’s intelligent and warm playing superbly matches the depths of Billy Strayhorn’s timeless compositions on this record. The songs may be familiar by now, but the interpretations here are far from the usual fare. Terell’s quintet approaches each work with great understanding to add new layers of musical meaning. What a treat.” — Walter van de Leur, author of “Something To Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.” (New York: Oxford UP, 2002)