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The second part of a survey of seldom covered Ellington compositions. Continue reading
During his short, illness terminated stint with the Ellington band, Jimmie Blanton revolutionized the role of the bass. Continue reading
These four CD sets are a great start to a Duke Ellington collection at a reasonable price. Continue reading
William Alexander “Sonny” Greer was the Ellington band’s first drummer; his tenure was from 1923-51.
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