Strayhorn[strāˈhôrnˌ], William Known as “Billy.” 1915-1967.
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, William Known as “Billy.” 1915-1967.
American jazz pianist and composer who spent the majority of his career as an arranger with Duke Ellington's orchestra. His compositions, most notably “Take the A Train,” earned him regard as one of the most sophisticated composers in the history of jazz.