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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
“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.
A look at some of the music on Volumes 6 through 10 of Storyville Records’ release of the Duke Ellington Treasury Series radio shows.
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.