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May 23, 2013 — The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
May 23, 2013 — One of France's most beloved songwriters, Moustaki died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.
May 23, 2013 — The Swiss-German duo's sweet, honest and enchanting sound shines on its debut album, Mutual Friends.