Duke Box

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Page added Aug 11, 2017 Updated Aug 18, 2017

A new solo record from Canberra's Wayne Kelly pays tribute to Duke Ellington, and we'll also hear from the man himself way back in 1951.

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Pianist Wayne Kelly interprets the music of Duke Ellington (pic) on Wayne Plays the Duke, and we will also take a listen to other interpretations of the jazz icon's compositions by The Sugarfoot Ramblers and Anita O'Day.

There's also a compliment of new tunes from Jukka Perko and John Beasley, as well as a recent release from the Australian saxophonist Andrew Butt.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Duke Ellington
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Aug 12, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in...

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On Aug 12, 2017. 9:41am
Anonymous said

Seeing the incomparable Duke live with his incredible, star-studded big band back in the sixties, was one of the greatest musical experiences I've ever had. A revelation.
The Duke lives!
Christopher Lynch.

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