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OHAM: Ellington Project

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The Duke Ellington Oral History comprises ninety-two interviews with and about Ellington, one of America's greatest composers. Included are many of the foremost artists of the century, such as Alvin Ailey, Amiri Baraka, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Greer, John Hammond, Al Hibbler, Sy Oliver, Max Roach, Billy Taylor, Randy Weston, and Mary Lou Williams. A series on Billy Strayhorn, Ellington's elusive and talented colleague, has evolved from the Ellington Project.

Interviewees:

* (acquired interview)

Alvin Ailey
Edmund Anderson
Harold Ashby
George Avakian
Maurice Banks
Amiri Baraka
Art Baron
Tally Beatty
Aaron Bell
Bill Berry
Eubie Blake
Lawrence Brown*
Dave Brubeck
Jaki Byard
David Chertok
Maria Cole
Mercer Cook
Cress Courtney
Helen Dance
Stanley Dance
Kay Davis Wimp
Ken Demme
Renee Diamond*
Frank Driggs
George Duvivier
Duke Ellington*
Edward Ellington
Mercedes Ellington
Mercer Ellington
Ruth Ellington
Lu Elliott
Victor Gaskin
John Gensel
Milt Grayson
Sonny Greer*
Alfredo Gustar
Adelaide Hall
Barry Lee Hall
Jimmy Hamilton
John Hammond
Luther Henderson
Rick Henderson
Nat Hentoff
Al Hibbler
Milt Hinton
Abdullah Ibrahim
Michael James
Derek Jewell
Max Jones
John Joyce
Brooks Kerr
Elma Lewis
Marion Logan
Betty McGettigan
Marian McPartland
Jimmy McPhail
Louis Metcalf
Louise Michelle
Irving Mills
Anita Moore
Peck Morrison
June Norton
Earl Okin
Sy Oliver
Joe Pass*
Russell Procope
Max Roach
Betty Roché
Willie Ruff
John Sanders
Sathima
Joya Sherrill
Arthur Singer
Jabbo Smith
Slam Stewart
on Billy Strayhorn:
      Robert Conaway
      Lillian Dicks
      Carl McVicker
      Gregory Morris
      Carol and Helen Strayhorn
Billy Taylor
Malcolm Taylor
Clark Terry
Juan and Rosebud Tizol
Jack Towers
Norris Turney
Barry Ulanov
Jerry Valburn
Tony Watkins
Ben Webster*
Randy Weston
Bernice Wiggins and Juanita Middleton
Francis Williams
Mary Lou Williams
Britt Woodman