Other Places: Ellington In Oregon

Lynn DarrochIt has been a long time since we shared a video creation by the poet and broadcaster Lynn Darroch. One of his latest stories recalls Duke Ellington’s relationship with Oregon, beginning in a time when innovation, courage and acceptance made it possible to tour with an all-black band despite restraints in a segregated land.

Clay Giberson was the pianist, John Nastos the alto saxophonist. Lynn Darroch is a teacher, journalist and writer. He broadcasts on KMHD-FM in Portland, Oregon.

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