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February 22, 2019

 

Black, Brown And Beige: Duke Ellington’s Historic Jazz Symphony

A wartime concert, a Carnegie Hall debut, an epic work celebrating black history: the story of Duke Ellington’s most ambitious work.

November 8, 2018

 

Q Is For Jazz: Quincy Jones

One of the most successful producers in the history of commercial music began as a jazz artist.

July 16, 2018

 

Savoring The Savory Collection

Listening to the Savory set is like dial-hopping on a swing-age radio,

June 5, 2018

 

Put On Earth To Play Drums: The Buddy Rich Story

Rich on record: the legendary drummer's career as sideman, bandleader, and even singer, featuring his own commentary.

October 20, 2017

 

Diggin’ Diz: A Musical Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie In The 1940s

Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.

July 21, 2017

 

Our Delight: The Music Of Tadd Dameron

Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."

April 28, 2017

 

Ellington Ending: Duke Ellington 1967-73

In the late 1960s an aging Duke Ellington faced a changing musical landscape and the loss of his longtime writing partner, Billy Strayhorn. How did he respond?

November 10, 2016

 

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Major Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel in December 1944. For decades afterwards, much of his wartime orchestra's music went missing as well.

July 3, 2016

 

Jazz His Way: Frank Sinatra

One of the 20th century's most iconic performers crossed musical paths with artists such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald.

January 6, 2016

 

Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

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