Correspondence: Strayhorn and Finegan

Rifftides reader Ian Bradley writes: I have been meaning to write for a while to say how much I enjoy reading Rifftides. I was prompted to write following your two most recent posts on Bill Finegan and Billy Strayhorn. Whilst Glenn Miller's music is often denigrated in jazz circles - criticised for something it never set out to be - I always thought there was lot in there to listen for. I was fascinated to read - in David Hajdu's Strayhorn biography, I think - that Billy Strayhorn had … [Read more...]