New Day Jazz
This afternoon, on the four o'clock hour, we are joined by Harvey G. Cohen, author of the recently published, Duke Ellington's America.
As part of our focus, this afternoon, on Ellington, we will revisit many of the earliest small group recordings lead by various members of the orchestra, including Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard and Rex Stewart. Also included in this afternoons broadcast will be selections from the Ellington-Strayhorn oeuvre, such as Day Dream, Johnny Come Lately and After All.
Along the way we will listen in on many poems written contemporaneous with the Ellington era, including works by Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps, Margaret Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Missed the Show?
|Duke Ellington||It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)||Johnny Come Lately||RCA|
|Duke Ellington||Smada||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||Brown Betty||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Langston Hughes (read by Ellen Holly)||Mother to Son||A Hand is on the Gate||Verve-Folkways|
|Duke Ellington||N.Y. City Blues||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||Golden Cress||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Robert Hayden (read by Moses Gunn)||Frederick Douglass||A Hand is on the Gate||Verve-Folkways|
|Duke Ellington||Stop, Look & Listen||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||On A Turquoise Cloud||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||Lady of the Lavender Mist||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||The Clothed Woman||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Duke Ellington||Fancy Dan||Monologue||CBS - France|
|Robert Hayden (read by Gloria Foster, Moses Gunn & James Earl Jones)||Runagate, Runagate||A Hand is on the Gate||Verve-Folkways|
|Barney Bigard||Lament for a Javanette||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|
|Rex Stewart||Menelik the Lion of Judah||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|
|Johnny Hodges||Day Dream||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|
|Margaret Walker (read by Gloria Foster)||We Have Been Believers||A Hand is on the Gate||Verve-Folkways|
|Duke Ellington||Johnny Come Lately||Johnny Come Lately||RCA|
|Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn||Tonk||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|
|Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn||Drawing Room Blues||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|
|Interview with Harvey G. Cohen By Justin Desmangles||Verve-Folkways|
|Barney Bigard||Noir Bleu||The Indispensible Duke Ellington & the Small Groups||RCA-France|