Also on the show... New Orleans inspired music from George Lewis and legendary trumpeter Bunk Johnson. June Christy and Stan Kenton's band from radio transcriptions made in 1946.
Plus... more previously unreleased Bill Evans, Lee Morgan from the mid sixties not issued till the late 70's, and a new Jazztrack recording from singer Kristin Berardi and guitarist James Sherlock.
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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington. " A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's...
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