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These four CD sets are a great start to a Duke Ellington collection at a reasonable price. Continue reading
Borrowing the title of a 1963 album to survey a few of Ellington’s recordings with symphony orchestras.
William Alexander “Sonny” Greer was the Ellington band’s first drummer; his tenure was from 1923-51.
Another survey of Ellington covers – beyond those you usually hear. Continue reading
This episode focuses on the violin of the multi-talented Ray Nance…
Over a half century, Ellington crossed paths with many illustrious musicians….