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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.
Tiger Rag provided Ellington with composition material for many years 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