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Jazz's Great Songwriting Teams

Jan 30, 2014


 Tin Pan Alley greats Richard Rodgers and Lorenz HartEdit | Remove

This week on The New Jazz Archive, it's an hour with jazz's legendary songwriting teams. We'll talk with Billy Strayhorn biographer David Hajdu about Strayhorn’s role in shaping the Duke Ellington sound, and Ellington and Strayhorn’s deep personal and musical relationship. And we’ll take a look at what made the Gershwin Brothers tick and explore why jazzers are still fascinated with the music of legendary Tin Pan Alley duo Rogers and Hart. That plus music performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker and Kurt Elling, this week on The New Jazz Archive.

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