• Alyce Claerbaut

    This work is a great work and deserves to be performed. We will have representatives from our company on hand at the JEN conference to hear it.

    In terms of Billy Strayhorn’s involvement, it should also be noted that the title “Star-Crossed Lovers” was actually a fully-composed Strayhorn composition titled “Pretty Girl” and recorded in 1956 by Johnny Hodges. It was retitled “Star-Crossed Lovers” for the “Such Sweet Thunder” work.

    Congratulations to Delfeayo Marsalis for this ambitious effort.

    All best,

    A. Alyce Claerbaut
    President
    Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc.

  • Jeremy Thomas

    Looking forward to meeting you Ms. Claerbaut, however, we won’t be playing the Sweet Thunder music at JEN.

    Jeremy Thomas
    Librarian and Tour Manager for the Uptown Jazz Orchestra