International Jazz Day

As it is international Jazz Day, here are a handful of albums that should be in every jazz library.

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Duke Ellington #1

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974), like Louis Armstrong, is one of the cornerstones of the Jazz world. A gifted composer,┬ápianist and band leader, Ellington's career spanned over 50 years. Ellington got the nickname Duke from childhood friends who noticed his ease of grace and dapper dress sense and felt that he had the echoes of … Continue reading Duke Ellington #1