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OHAM: Barry Ulanov on Ellington

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Barry Ulanov

with Jeremy Orgel

New York, New York

February 3, 1981

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Tape a                                                                                                                        P. 1

Recognition of Duke's genius‑‑large‑scale works‑‑"Black, Brown and Beige"‑-the Carnegie Hall concert‑‑"Come Sunday"‑‑touring the South‑‑first meeting with Duke‑‑bop musicians and Duke‑‑Charles Mingus‑‑influence of theFrench impressionists‑‑"Chelsea Bridge"‑‑Duke's failures‑‑the medley‑‑the texture of the band.

Tape b:                                                                                                                      P. 9

The masterpieces‑‑"Reminiscing in Tempo"‑‑"Black, Brown, and Beige"‑"Ko‑Ko"‑‑ Jimmy Blanton‑‑the soloists‑‑Tricky Sam Nanton‑‑Cootie Williams‑-Lawrence Brown and Juan Tizol‑‑Harry Carney‑‑Toby Hardwicke‑‑Sonny Greer‑Arthur‑-Whetsol‑‑Russell Procope‑‑Ben Webster‑‑the band of '39 to '49‑Mercer‑‑reactions to Ulanov's book‑‑did Duke play swing?‑‑Duke's band‑‑Duke's melodic inventiveness