Tag Archives: Jazz

And Now For Something Completely Different…. (Podcast #19-003)

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.
Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Symphonic Ellington (Podcast #18-008)

Borrowing the title of a 1963 album to survey a few of Ellington’s recordings with symphony orchestras.
Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portrait of Ben Webster, Pt. II (Podcast #18-003)

A look at the music of Ben Webster after his tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portrait of Ben Webster, Pt. I (Podcast #18-002)

The addition of Ben Webster in 1940 permanently brought Ellington’s saxophone section to five members. But Webster’s tenor voice was to impact the band far beyond his four year tenure. Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The River (Podcast #17-015)

Ellington was commissioned
by the American Ballet Theatre to write a ballet, which became “The River” in 1970.
Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections from the Avant Garde (Podcast #17-014)

Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp and others interpret Ellington’s music. Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ellington & 100 years of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie (Podcast #17-013)

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversaries of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie through their connections with Duke Ellington. Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment