Duke Ellington is one of the pivotal figures in jazz. He was a pianist, composer and bandleader whose impact lasted well beyond his death. Terry Teachout joins us in studio to talk about his new book, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington. We’ll also talk to local musicians about Ellington’s musical influence on their work.
What's your favorite Duke Ellington-related song?
This episode originally aired on December 20, 2013.
- Terry Teachout - Author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
- Owen McNally - Writes the Jazz Corridor column at WNPR.org
- Noah Baerman - Pianist, composer, educator and Artistic Director of Resonant Motion, Inc.
- Jay Hoggard - Jazz vibraphonist, composer, and adjunct professor of music at Wesleyan University