Jazz’s Great Songwriting Teams

By | June 1, 2012

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Tin Pan Alley greats Richard Rodgers and Lorenz HartThis week, we celebrate the best of the jazz world’s “team spirit” with an hour on jazz’s legendary songwriting teams. We’ll talk with Billy Strayhorn biographer David Hajdu about Strayhorn’s role in shaping the Duke Ellington sound, and Ellington and Strayhorn’s deep personal and musical relationship. And we’ll take a look at what made the Gershwin Brothers tick and explore why jazzers are still fascinated with the music of legendary Tin Pan Alley duo Rogers and Hart. (59:00)

Photo: Tin Pan Alley greats Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart


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