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Read all about it Ethan Iverson interviews me about "Duke" and other matters--and has thoughtful reservations about the book....
About Last Night | 01/08/14@01:02AM

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Recommended 2013 jazz beyond jazz recordings Beyond "jazz, jazz, for repeated listening pleasure...
Jazz beyond Jazz | 01/03/14@01:48PM

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Snapshot Today's video: Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd play "Desafinado" on "The Perry Como Show" in 1962....
About Last Night | 12/31/13@12:41PM

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Global sounds, best videos of Yusef Lateef Musical explorer, visionary improviser & revered elder Yusef Lateef lives on...
Jazz beyond Jazz | 12/24/13@12:52PM

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Slipped disc | 12/24/13@12:14AM

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When a great jazzman dies... ...America grows a little bit smaller....
About Last Night | 12/19/13@12:38PM

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Slipped disc | 12/19/13@12:30AM

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Jim Hall, R.I.P. A great master has left us....
About Last Night | 12/10/13@12:56AM

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See you on the radio (cont'd) I'll be talking about "Duke" at one p.m. ET today on Baltimore's WYPR....
About Last Night | 12/10/13@12:01AM

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Merry Christmas to Duke! Go here to read excerpts from James Gavin's thumbs-up review in this week's New York Times Book Review....
About Last Night | 12/05/13@12:05AM

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The private world of Satchmo A photo taken in February of 1971 in the master bathroom of Louis Armstrong's home....
About Last Night | 12/02/13@12:45AM

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Just because Today's video: Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Tony Williams play "Lush Life."...
About Last Night | 12/01/13@12:53PM

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Live music to be thankful for I caught 14 performances in the past 6 weeks, and regret not hearing more...
Jazz beyond Jazz | 11/26/13@11:06AM

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Let us praise and help should-be-famous jazzmen Benefits/celebrations in NYC for ailing saxist Arthur Blythe and trombonist Roswell Rudd...
Jazz beyond Jazz | 11/22/13@11:06PM

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Snapshot Today's video: Peggy Lee sings "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads" in 1959....
About Last Night | 11/19/13@11:48PM

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Just because (in memoriam) Today's video: a 1964 commercial for Muriel Cigars, featuring Edie Adams and Stan Getz....
About Last Night | 11/17/13@11:21PM

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Come on and hear Vince Giordano, Hilary Gardner and I are performing in an Ellington tribute concert in Newark on Saturday....
About Last Night | 11/06/13@11:12PM

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See me, hear me—with a band! I'm making "Duke"-related personal appearances this week--with a band--in Bethesda and Newark....
About Last Night | 11/03/13@11:57PM

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Just because Today's video: Duke Ellington plays Billy Strayhorn's "Lotus Blossom."...
About Last Night | 11/03/13@11:56PM

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See you on the radio (cont'd) Tonight I'll be talking about "Duke" on Wisconsin Public Radio....
About Last Night | 11/01/13@11:04AM

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Snapshot Today's video: Duke Ellington plays "Things Ain't What They Used to Be."...
About Last Night | 10/29/13@10:24PM

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See me, hear me (cont'd) I'll be talking about "Duke" on Tuesday night at the Philadelphia Free Library....
About Last Night | 10/28/13@10:40PM

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Praise in high places Steve Voce, who knew Duke Ellington and many of his sidemen, calls "Duke" a "masterpiece" in the latest issue of...
About Last Night | 10/27/13@10:17PM

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Your daily dose of Duke (cont'd) Today's Duke Ellington video: Ellington and Billy Strayhorn play "Take the A Train."...
About Last Night | 10/24/13@10:07PM

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Your daily dose of Duke (cont'd) Today's Duke Ellington video: "Heaven," from the Second Sacred Concert....
About Last Night | 10/23/13@10:26PM