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OHAM: John Hammond on Ellington

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John Hammond

with Paul Kolderie

April 3, 1978

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Tape A:                                                                                                                      p. 1-27

Willie Ruff--working for Irving Mills--Ellington as pianist--Irving Townsend-- Duke's relations with the band--Duke's background--the English critics-- William Morris, Jr.--jazz and the blues--Ornett Coleman--"Black, Brown and Beige"--Duke vs other bands--the early recording companies-profit breakdown on 25¢ records--Duke leaving Columbia--Duke's feelings about integrating the bands--jazz movies--Duke's serious music--Oscar Pettiford--the Carnegie Hall "Black, Brown and Beige"--Norman Granz-Duke and the band--sex and jazz.