AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
"In 1934, in Pittsburgh, I heard and saw the Ellington band perform for my first time. Nothing, before or since has affected my life so much. In 1939, I became his protégé, enabling me to be closer and see more.
His first, last and only formal instruction for me was embodied in one word: observe. I did just that, and came to know one of the most fascinating and original minds in American music.
Billy Strayhorn, Down Beat, Nov. 5, 1952
Sunday, April 29, 2018 WKCR will celebrate the 119th birthday of the Maestro, Duke Ellington. His music will be broadcast for 24 hours, NON-STOP! Providing insight and commentary, Phil Schaap will present from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
WKCR, New York
SUNDAY, April 29
Click in to upper right corner, "Listen"
Concluding with Billy Strayhorn's insight:
"The Ellington Effect has touched many people, both listeners and performers, princes and paupers, the loved and the unloved, and will, as long as there is, and after there is.........Ellington."
Billy Strayhorn, Down Beat, November 5, 1952