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On Nov. 29th, composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn – who died in 1967 at age 51 – would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In his keep reading »

During this period, Coltrane was incontrovertibly brilliant in his work as both arranger and composer. But, in a career trajectory that took the divergent road less traveled, this might have been its most remarkable deviation. At no other point during his time as a bandleader, did Coltrane record with a vocalist. It’s been said that some get it right the first time. As much as I would like to dispute this claim, I can’t help but think of Coltrane and Hartman.