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Duke Ellington was an extraordinary master of ceremonies who reveled in the spoken word….
Another set of visitors to the Ellington universe – Django Reinhardt, Don Byas, Rosemary Clooney and more!
Over a half century, Ellington crossed paths with many illustrious musicians….
New Orleanian Barney Bigard joined the Ellington band in December 1927 and left in 1942 after tiring of life on the road. Continue reading
Cootie disbanded his big band in 1947. This episode covers the period of 1947 up until 1962, the year Cootie rejoined Ellington.
After 11 years with Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams leaves to join Benny Goodman. Continue reading