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Duke Ellington in Hi-Fi

Taking advantage of new recording technologies, Ellington's son Mercer leads his father's big band on a new CD. Jazz critic Francis Davis says the performances are excellent in their own right, but the album doesn't offer anything new or surprising.

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 13, 1987: Interview with James Miller; Review of the Duke Ellington Orchestra's album "Digital Duke"; Interview with Alice Kahn; Commentary on television coverage of…

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