Stray·horn(strā′hôrn′), William Known as "Billy." 1915-1967.
American jazz pianist and composer who spent the majority of his career as an arranger with Duke Ellington's orchestra. His compositions, most notably "Take the A Train" (1941), are noted for their sophistication and inventiveness.
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