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Ellington never liked to set his compositions in stone. Here’s a few examples of how he would re-visit older works…
Reedman Otto “Toby” Hardwicke was one of the earliest Ellingtonians. Continue reading
“Bubber Miley was from the body and soul of Soulville. He was raised on soul and saturated and marinated in soul. Every note he played was soul filled with the pulse of compulsion….. Bubber was born in South Carolina, but … Continue reading
Ellington playing the electric piano, Billy Strayhorn on harpsichord and the 1932 band in stereo are just some of the different items you’ll hear from the Ellington oeuvre.
Johnny Hodges one of the most unique voices in jazz, graced the Ellington band for almost 40 years.
A look at the magical teaming of Duke and Ella….