Duke Ellington’s “Liberian Suite” was commissioned to celebrate the country’s centennial. It was released as an album in 1948.
The Top 10 Music Artists of the 1930s, including Bing Crosby and Robert Johnson, helped pull the world out of the Great Depression.
Album review of “Festival Session” by Duke Ellington, originally released in 1959.
Album reviews of “Back to Back” and “Side by Side,” two collaborative LPs by Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges.
One of Duke Ellington’s most famous concerts proves why modern music wouldn’t exist without his trailblazing innovations.
Duke Ellington’s soundtrack to Otto Preminger’s 1959 film.
Did Duke Ellington ever make a bad album?
Duke Ellington’s 1958 update of his 1943 concert suite is a complete reimagining.
An instrumental ode to William Shakespeare.
One of the most famous live albums in jazz history, featuring one of the greatest solos of all time.
Reviews of two Thelonious Monk LPs from 1955.
My all-time favorite Duke Ellington LP.