Remembering Duke Ellington on his 110th Birthday with Clark Terry

dukeWhen your name is Duke Ellington, it doesn’t really matter what anniversary of your birth it might be, or how long you’ve been dead, there always seems to be a stream of celebrations and remembrances every April 29th. On this, the 110th anniversary of Duke Ellington, one of the greatest musicians and composers in history, I chose to remember Duke in a different way.

Ellington died five years before I was born, so for me to “remember” him might be a little out of place. Instead, I invite you to click the link below and listen to a portion of my 2007 interview with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry.

Terry spent years touring and recording with Duke, and in the audio Terry remembers Duke, talks about his attitude towards compositions that just didn’t quite work, and compares Ellington to Count Basie.

To hear this audio blog, click here. Enjoy!

8 comments on “Remembering Duke Ellington on his 110th Birthday with Clark Terry

  1. Pingback:Clark Terry Documentary Near Completion « Groove Notes

  2. best solar panel

    Before we choose a PV panel to charge our batteries, we need
    to know how much direct sunlight the PV panel will be exposed to.
    Price – Solar energy kits are cost-effective and could be installed readily.
    a 50-megawatt system outside Granada that will begin operation in
    the summer of 2008.

  3. Teresa

    ‘ People tend to be assured of an independent contractor status is
    not abnormal-we political nerds are the work done
    within consumers no time. American officials said Wednesday
    the utility bills and cutting down on time and money.

    Choosing a new housing block. Be Specific About the Project
    LeaderHow important is making sure that you can do this is why mutual respect is so cheap.

    It s worth the extra mile to ensure that safety training for a company.

    Feel free to surf to my web page webpage (Teresa)

  4. senuke forum profile list

    Great blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any ideas? Thank you!

  5. Violet

    Link exchange is nothing else however it is just placing the other person’s web site link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in support of
    you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *