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The Second Batch of Rare Ellington Recordings.

Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead reviews volumes 6 through 10 of Duke Ellington's "Private Collection," a series featuring previously unreleased Ellington compositions. Kevin says when the first five volumes were released it was a revelation. This new collection isn't quite as brilliant, but it's still a must have for any serious Ellington fan.


Other segments from the episode on July 10, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 10, 1989: Interview with Bonnie Raitt; Review of Duke Ellington's albums "Private Collections, Volumes 6-10"; Interview with Kirk Douglas; Review of the television…


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