Living in the shadow of Duke Ellington—and mid-century homophobia—Billy Strayhorn created some of the most treasured standards in jazz history. Hear his story in this hour of The New Jazz Archive. Read more »

It's almost taken for granted today that jazz grew out of African music. But when you get down to it, the connections that make up jazz's African heritage are anything but obvious. Read more »

 

 

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