with Valerie Archer
348 E. 57th St.
New York, New York
October 15, 1980
TABLE OF CONTENTS
talks about his book--magazine article about Duke--Anderson's background--song Anderson wrote that Duke recorded--discusses how he first was attracted to Ellington's music--first meeting with Ellington--talking to Duke about appearing at Carnegie--plans to back a Carnegie concert--Benny Goodman beating them to it--Anderson's wedding in his home with Ellington as his best man--Duke's involving Anderson with the church--getting to know Pastor John Gensel--Duke’s travels to England--socializing with Ellington--Arthur Logan--talks about Ellington as a person--working on a show with Duke.
show continued--interest in Tempo music--Billy Strayhorn--seeing Duke on tours--near documentary of Ellington by NBC--working on different television shows with Ellington--Nat Hentoff--Albert Murray--Evie--
John Gensel--visiting Duke near the end--Harry Carney--Russell Procope--closing concert in England with "Lotus Blossom".
• Italian Sculptress doing Ellington--Fiori (sculptress) meets Ellington--ancdotes.