Jazz http://wypr.org en The Life and Music of Duke Ellington http://wypr.org/post/life-and-music-duke-ellington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal. &nbsp;He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books. &nbsp;In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pops-A-Life-Louis-Armstrong/dp/B004H8GM2G" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis Armstrong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington. &nbsp;It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington." &nbsp;Terry </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teachout</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 10593 at http://wypr.org The Life and Music of Duke Ellington Remembering Legendary Pianist, Ellis Larkins http://wypr.org/post/remembering-legendary-pianist-ellis-larkins <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ella Fitzgerald cut a classic record, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Ella-Fitzgerald-Ella-Sings-Gershwin/master/250129">Ella Sings Gershwin</a>, in 1950. She was acc</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ompanied by a lone pianist who had an elegant touch: Baltimore’s own Ellis </span>Larkins<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Northwest Baltimore, </span>Larkins<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was the first African-American to attend the Peabody Conservatory. &nbsp;After training at </span>Juilliard<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he became one of the most distinguished and accomplished jazz pianists of his generation. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br /><br /> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:55:56 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 9039 at http://wypr.org Remembering Legendary Pianist, Ellis Larkins