Tag Archives: Billy Strayhorn
A look at the magical teaming of Duke and Ella….
“According to biographer Charles Delaunay, when Reinhardt mounted the stage to rehearse with Duke Ellington on November 18, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, the Duke asked him what Key the tune was in. Django told him that he didn’t understand what the word “Key” meant. When they … Continue reading
If there were a Mount Rushmore for American Music, Ellington and Armstrong would be guaranteed members. Here we highlight their collaborations. Continue reading
Ivie Anderson was Duke’s first full time singer and was perhaps his best vocalist. Continue reading
Another survey of Ellington covers – beyond those you usually hear. Continue reading
This episode focuses on the violin of the multi-talented Ray Nance…