Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington, 1954
Credit Public Domain
Tom Hall talks with Terry Teachout about jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Terry Teachout is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal.  He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books.  In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of Louis Armstrong, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington.  It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."  Terry Teachout joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.

 You can meet Terry Teachout tonight at the Enoch Pratt Central Library.  He’ll be reading from and speaking about the book in the Poe Room at 6:30. More information here.