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The World of Duke Ellington, Beyond Virtuosity, A Total Independence of Musial Expression

“The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape.”-Duke Ellington

The World of Duke Ellington is a fascinating portrait of one of America’s greatest musical legends, longtime friend and jazz historian Stanley Dance recounts the life of the incomparable Duke Ellington in his own words and in the words of the artists who played along with him: longtime co-composer Billy Strayhorn, saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Clark Terry, drummer Sonny Greer, vocalist Alice Babs, and organist Wild Bill Davis, among many others.… Read Full Article