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Fascinatin Rhythm: How Duke Ellington Wrote, 07/11/20

Jul 6, 2020


Episode 2028  

7/11      How Duke Ellington Wrote No one worked the way Ellington did. Duke Ellington played piano onstage, but not when he was composing. He had a way of writing unlike any other composer. After a night of playing, individual musicians begin to improvise. Ellington listened, selected, and shaped what he heard. Out of the chaos came an intricate unified piece.