Tag Archives: Duke Ellington
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
A belated podcast celebrating the 120th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth and the 2 anniversary of Ellington Reflections!
“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
Fred Guy played banjo and guitar in the Ellington Orchestra from 1925 to 1949. Continue reading
Continuing our exploration of Duke’s radio broadcasts on behalf of the US Treasury Department.
Duke Ellington was an extraordinary master of ceremonies who reveled in the spoken word….