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Harriet Choice discusses the career of Duke Ellington and promotes the Grant Park 5th Annual Tribute to Duke Ellington concert

BROADCAST: Aug. 25, 1978 | DURATION: 00:20:05

Synopsis

Studs interviews Harriet Choice, Jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune. They reflect on the music, talent and career of Duke Ellington. Choice describes several Ellington songs and the history behind them. She shares how Duke created music and wrote specifically for individual people. Studs reads what Ellington wrote about his song “Harlem Airshaft.” Choice and Terkel reflect on Ellington’s music and those who made music with him. Choice shares how a Duke Ellington performance at the Newport Jazz Festival rejuvenated Ellington’s career. The musical numbers are removed from this edited version of the original recording.