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“So I went out and wrote Creole Rhapsody, and I did so much music for it that we had to cut t up and do two versions. One came out on Brunswick and the other, longer one, on Victor. Irving … Continue reading
A look at the great, underrated tenor saxophonist in Ellington’s late band, Harold Ashby. Continue reading
Joya Sherrill was a featured vocalist with the Ellington orchestra from 1944 to 1946, but returned periodically in subsequent years. One of Ellington’s best vocalists, she deserves wider recognition. Continue reading
Duke Ellington was an extraordinary master of ceremonies who reveled in the spoken word….