Search Results

Advanced search parameters have been applied.

Interview with Duke Ellington

Description: The only physical identification on this disc was the note "sign-off effect improperly done." However, it contains a brief interview with Duke Ellington. The mention of the death of "Tricky Sam" Nanton places it after July 20, 1946. Despite mentions of further interview segments, there is only one such segment.
Date: 194u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Duke Ellington, March 27, 1948

Description: Recording of an interview by Willis Conover with Duke Ellington on March 27, 1948. Topics include the story behind the robe Ellington was wearing backstage, musicians, and the re-working of old material. The audio includes announcements of tune selections to be added in the studio later.
Date: March 27, 1948
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

From the Archives: Duke Ellington Collections at the UNT Music Library

Description: Podcast from the University of North Texas Music Library highlighting materials from their collections. This episode describes five major collections of materials related to Duke Ellington, including multiple sound recordings which are unreleased according to available discographical information: Ellington at the Paramount Theater, April 30, 1947; Ellington on WWDC radio, April 21, 1946; Ellington interviewed by Willis Conover, March 27, 1948; Ellington interviewed by Willis Conover, September 5, 1973; Swedish telecast, February 7, 1963; Goteborg, Sweden, November 6, 1958; Milan, Italy, January 15, 1967.
Date: August 15, 2019
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA, program on Duke Ellington

Description: A Music USA program on the music of Duke Ellington. The exact program number and date have not been determined, but the recording appears to date from around the time of Ellington's 70th birthday celebration at the White House on April 29, 1969.
Date: 196X
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 10 and 12

Description: In Part 10, the interview with Duke Ellington continues, up to the introduction of the Black, Brown & Beige Suite. In Part 12, the interview continues further, including discussion of Mercer Ellington. Conover speaks more about his stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with fellow broadcaster Mark Austad (later known as Mark Evans). Jerry Rhea also speaks. Conover credits Frank Turner as the photographer for the evening (images are also in this collection), and notes that those in attendance included Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jerry Rhea with his wife and sister, Oscar Pettiford, and Emerson Parker. The recording closes with "Ring Dem Bells."
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 9 and 11

Description: In Part 9, Conover introduces Duke Ellington himself, along with Billy Strayhorn, to Emerson Parker, and interviews Ellington about his personnel, travel plans, and early recordings. In Part 11, the interview continues after selections from Ellington's Black, Brown & Beige Suite.
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
Back to Top of Screen