Category Archives: Music & Meaning

Duke Ellington: My People

The Video/Audio below is an excerpt from the 8th show of my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The episode is about Duke Ellington. The 16-part series played … Continue reading

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Fats Waller: One Never Knows, Do One?

The Video/Audio below is an excerpt from the seventh show of my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The 16-part series played across the nation for five years … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong, GOAT?

The Video/Audio below is an excerpt from the fifth show of my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The 16-part series played across the nation for five years … Continue reading

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