Happy Birthday Edward Kennedy Ellington, 4.29

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Although these three albums don’t even begin to scratch the surface of Duke’s range and contribution to the world of music, they all hold a special place in my heart and in the development of musical “ear”….I will talk about this later…in the meantime go and listen to Duke and if you are DC walk down You Street, down to the Howard Theatre and Frank Holliday’s Poolroom (the old Cafe Mawonaj) where Ellington started his musical career at 14…

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