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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
A few selections from Volumes 16 thru 20 of Duke’s Treasury Shows…. Continue reading
A look at some of the outside projects done by Johnny Hodges during his second tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
William Alexander “Sonny” Greer was the Ellington band’s first drummer; his tenure was from 1923-51.
Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp and others interpret Ellington’s music. Continue reading