Classical 91.5

Fascinatin' Rhythm: How Duke Ellington Wrote, 4/22/17

Apr 17, 2017

Duke Ellington, the American composer, pianist and bandleader
Credit http://www.biography.com/people/duke-ellington-9286338

Program # 1717  

American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington was an originator of big-band jazz.  Ellington composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career.  Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser features this historical and influential jazz composer's unique writing style.  He played piano but when he composed, his instrument of choice was his entire band.  No one else worked that way.