Classically Black: Duke Ellington + Jazz from Allerton Park

February 15, 2019
 
Ellington poses with his piano at the KFG Radio Studio November 3, 1954.

Ellington poses with his piano at the KFG Radio Studio November 3, 1954.

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First up on this week's back-to-back episodes of Prairie Performances—Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9—it's Classically Black featuring Duke Ellington, “The Classical Duke.”

Next, Jazz from Allerton Park continues with a concert with the UI Jazz Faculty in a salute to Oliver Nelson's "The Blues and the Abstract Truth.” Special guest will be Oliver Nelson, Jr., who was on campus in 2012 when this concert was originally given.

 

UI Jazz Faculty:
Chip McNeil, ten/sop sax
Ron Bridgewater, alto/ tenor sax
Tito Carillo, trpt
Glenn Wilson, bar sax
Jim Pugh, tromb
Larry Gray, bass
Joel Spencer, drums
Joan Hickey, pno
 

Selections from The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961)
More Blues and the Abstract Truth (1964)

New pieces from UI Jazz Faculty


Classical 24 Music Playlist

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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