New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

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.

 

Genre

Jazz

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Sunday 7/18/2010 @ 3:00PM - 5:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
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
Airbreak
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
Airbreak
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
Airbreak
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