[LPs. Photograph by Michael Leddy.]
I bought my first Ellington LP when I was in college: This One’s for Blanton, piano-bass duets with Ray Brown. I had read that Ellington’s piano style had influenced Thelonious Monk. That made me curious.
But where should you start? (And you should, really.) The answer, I think, is still The Great Paris Concert, now a bunch of files, and a ridiculously good buy from the usual sources.
Ellington plays all day today at WKCR.
All OCA Duke Ellington posts (Pinboard)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By Michael Leddy at 6:22 AM