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Tag Archives: Jimmy Hamilton
Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the “A” Train,” which became the band’s theme song in 1941. We survey a number of diverse treatments from a thirty year period. Continue reading
This is the last part of our look at the 25 double CD set of Storyville’s Treasury Show series…. Continue reading
Lawrence Brown (1907-88) was a major voice in the Ellington orchestra. He played with Duke for 29 years, longer than any other trombonist in the orchestra. Continue reading
A few selections from Volumes 16 thru 20 of Duke’s Treasury Shows…. Continue reading
A belated podcast celebrating the 120th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth and the 2 anniversary of Ellington Reflections!
Duke Ellington was an extraordinary master of ceremonies who reveled in the spoken word….
A look at some of the outside projects done by Johnny Hodges during his second tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
A look at the magical teaming of Duke and Ella….
These four CD sets are a great start to a Duke Ellington collection at a reasonable price. Continue reading
Another survey of Ellington covers – beyond those you usually hear. Continue reading
Examining different interpretations of Ellington’s Far East Suite Continue reading