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December 11, 2009

 

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For Friday, December 11, 2009

Interviews with Sam Rivers and Darcy James Argue, new reissues of Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington, a new online jazz journal and more.

January 19, 2008

 

“Dear Martin” Around the U.S., Bill Evans and the Two Debbys, the Ellington Treasury Series, and More

A number of radio stations around the country have picked up the Night Lights show Dear Martin: Jazz Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. Station links and air dates follow:KSJD-Cortez, Colorado: Monday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m…

September 28, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: the Treasury Shows, August 1945

Duke Ellington Treasury Shows 10Wrapping up our series this week of Duke Ellington Treasury shows: In August of 1945 the United States’ war with Japan ended suddenly, and the war bonds that Ellington promoted every Saturday on “Your Date With the Duke” turned into “Victory Bonds.” His bond pitches placed special emphasis on the many wounded and injured veterans returning–or soon to return–from the war. In this program we’ll hear broadcasts from that month of “Work Song” and “The Blues” from Ellington’s…

September 27, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: Treasury Shows, July 1945

Ellington Treasury Shows V. 8This edition of our ongoing Duke Ellington Treasury series features mid-summer performances from an Ellington appearance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, including “Day Dream,” “Carnegie Blues,” and a medley of Billy Strayhorn tunes with Strayhorn at the piano, while Marie Ellington (no relation, but Nat King Cole’s future wife) and Al Hibbler take turns…

September 26, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: Treasury Shows June 1945

Duke Ellington Treasury Shows 6Duke Ellington was on the road during the summer of 1945 promoting the war-bond drive, and some of this program’s selections come from an Evansville, Indiana concert. In addition to “Indiana,” we’ll hear the Ellington orchestra performing “Body and Soul,” Ellington’s extended instrumental “New World a-Comin” (named after Roi Ottley’s proto-black pride 1943 book), the title song from his musical Jump For Joy, and classic Ellington songbook numbers such as…

September 25, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: Treasury Shows, May 1945

Duke Ellington Treasury shows volume 4As part of our daily presentation this week of several big-band shows that I did in 2005 devoted to Duke Ellington’s Treasury shows, the Tuesday “May 1945″ edition finds World War II ending in Europe, something we hear Duke Ellington acknowledge several times throughout this program in his pitches for U.S. war bonds…

September 24, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: the Treasury Shows, April 1945

Duke Ellington Treasury shows AprilIn the spring of 1945, as World War II finally began to draw to a close, Duke Ellington began “Your Saturday Date With the Duke,” a series of weekly broadcasts sponsored by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote the sale of war bonds. The sets featured classics from the Ellington songbook, pop hits of the day, obscure Ellington/Strayhorn compositions rarely or never recorded by the band, and pitches from Ellington and MCs to buy war bonds, along with occasional news bulletin interruptions. Ellington’s 1945 band, removed only a couple of years from the celebrated Blanton-Webster era…

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