From Harlem to Hollywood it’s hard to name two more influential figures in the history of American music than Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem celebrates the release of cellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Joel A. Martin’s latest work, A Perfect Sunday.
With Leonard Bernstein today, Harlem World Magazine celebrates his life with an article of Bernstein with Harlem legend Duke Ellington on July 2, 1966, for an interview at the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company Continue Reading →
We love this great post by Charles Bradley II on Youtube of a rare video from music master Duke Ellington’s beautifully complicated “Harlem,” 1989 – 1993:
“Drop Me Off in Harlem,” sang by Harlem legends Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Broadway columnist Nick Kenny in 1933.
Kay Davis and Duke Ellington were both living in Harlem when she was hired to sing the incredible song “Creole Love Call” around 1948-1949.
Fantastic performance footage of one of Jazz’s greatest stars – Duke Ellington. With performances of song of his most famous songs including “Mood Indigo”, “Caravan” and “Sophisticated Lady”