For websites, the last date of access is indicated.

For LPs and CDs, the year of the first recording and a currently available edition is indicated.



Walter van de Leur, 2002. Something to Live For – The Music of Billy Strayhorn. New York: Oxford University Press


David Hajdu, 1996. Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux


Walter van de Leur, 2001. The ‘American Impressionists’ and the ‘Birth of the Cool’. Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie (2001), jaargang 6 nummer 1, pp. 18-26




Vera Marijt, 2014. Barry Harris: Exploring the Diminished. KC Research Portal (23.10.2014)…_And_His_Mother_Called_Him_Bill (10.02.2015) (10.02.2015) (09.02.2015) (01.09.2014) (01.09.2014) (10.04.2014) (05.09.2014) (05.09.2014) (15.01.2015) (06.11.2014) (06.10.2014)



Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 1967.

…And His Mother Called Him Bill (RCA LP 3906; RCA Bluebird 6287-2-RB)


Art Farmer, 1987.

Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Contemporary Records # CCD-14029-2)


Joe Henderson, 1992.

Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Verve 511-779-2)


The Dutch Jazz Orchestra, 1996.

Something To Live For (Challenge Records 70092)

Portrait Of A Silk Thread (CHR 70089)

You Go To My Head (CHR 70090)

So This Is Love (CHR 70091)


Charles Mingus, 1975.

Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love on Changes One (Atlantic SD 1677)


John Coltrane, 1961.

Lush Life (Prestige 7188)