Jazz: The Duke's Day

The Duke Ellington Jazz Society would be just another fan club if any one else were its hero. But the Duke exudes the kind of grandeur that makes a simple fan feel like a servant of history, and the society's members cheerfully devote themselves to such quiet works as assembling the world's greatest archive of Ellingtonia. Such attention suggests that the Duke has become a precious cultural heritage, but the honor has not begun to slow him down. As he has been for most of the past 40 years, the Duke continues to be the busiest man in jazz.


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