William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. source
In order to play and write, it's unique - you either do one or the other.
Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road. It's punishment.
I think everything should happen at halfway to dawn. That's when all the...
I'm not fit company for man or beast.
I'll live a lush life in some small dive.
If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.
You're in a mess, and in excess.
A Train was born without any effort - if was like writing a letter to a friend.
Romance is mush, stifling those who strive.
All music is beautiful.
Ever up and onward.
My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out...
It's like someone cutting up a loved one in front of you, all the time insisting they've got your best interests at heart. They're very devious nowadays.