A Taste of Duke Ellington

Dec 20, 2013

Miles Davis quote from "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."
Credit Creative Commons Image / WNPR

So much music and so little time.

On today's Where We Live, we could have spent the entire time just playing Duke Ellington's music. Since we didn't play any of the songs in their entirety, we're sharing the playlist below with the songs that you heard on the show.

Want to hear Duke Ellington in his own words? Here's an interview he did for a Swedish TV channel in 1963.

"Music is music and there’s not gonna be any symphonic music, there’s gonna be no jazz music - it’s just gonna be music. And if it sounds good, it’s gonna be good music and if it doesn’t, it won’t be music."
- Duke Ellington