Sir Duke: Born 120 years ago today.
At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to do it right.
(Duke Ellington - aka: National Treasure) A repost from 2009, but you may have missed it the first time around. A previously unheard and unknown, recently discovered performance by Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra, along with members
Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert with Russian Pianist Denis Matsuev in recital, recorded live in Paris, April 17, 2012.
Newstalgia Downbeat featuring Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra live from Basin Street in New York City. From April 16,1956.
Newstalgia Downbeat with The Oscar Peterson Trio, live at The Hollywood Bowl, recorded on August 3, 1968.
Newstalgia Downbeat New Years Eve Special - Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood And Duke Ellington - Live - 1957.
Newstalgia Downbeat New Years Eve Special - Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra live on December 31, 1957.
Newstalgia Downbeat with the Timex All-Star Jazz Concert. First in a series hosted by Steve Allen with the venerable John Cameron Swayze and Timex (takes a licking and still keeps ticking) watches. Recorded on December 29, 1957 (according to the NBC transcription labels).
The legendary performance from the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival that, in no small part due to Paul Gonsalves manic tenor solo, revived Ellington's career
Weekend Gallimaufry and Duke Ellington live from the Ravinia Festival with the world premier of Such Sweet Thunder. Broadcast on August 1, 1957.
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