From WBGO and NPR/music: “Terell Stafford Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard”

“The composer Billy Strayhorn was responsible for some of the most exquisite melodies in the history of jazz. You’ve surely heard some of his tunes, if not necessarily his name: He mostly wrote them for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Billy Strayhorn

Jazz musicians know of his genius, though. The trumpeter Terell Stafford certainly does; his upcoming album This Side of Strayhorn interprets nine Strayhorn tunes as straight-ahead jazz, circa 2011. He and his quintet will celebrate the release of this recording live at the Village Vanguard in New York, and WBGO and NPR Music will be on hand on opening night for a live audio/video broadcast and webcast on Tuesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET.”

Terell Stafford

See the full article here.