The lounge in the mezzanine of the Hotel Kitano has become a jazz haven here in New York. Its intimacy and rules of audience etiquette (adamantly enforced by host Gino Moratti)
attract a sophisticated clientele and top flight artists. On August 3rd, Nancy Valentine brought an unusual all-Billy Strayhorn evening to the lounge. The song "A Flower is a Lovesome Thing" is one of Strayhorn's better known ballads.
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