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Book Review: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

Anna Harwell Celenza, with Don Tate, Illustrator. Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Watertown, Massachusetts: Charlesbridge, 2011. 32 pages. In early 1960, Duke Ellington and his collaborator, arranger and composer Billy Strayhorn, decided to step out of the jazz mainstream and record … Continue reading

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