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REMEMBERING DUKE ELLINGTON

REMEMBERING DUKE ELLINGTON: A DARING DISCIPLE OF LISTENING

By Kirk Byron Jones

Sitting with his wife, near Ellington family members, was Count Basie, whose friendship, with Ellington spanned five decades, "Basie never stopped crying. He sat there and wept," said a friend of Ellington. "He never stopped crying."
     - Duke Ellington: A Spiritual Biography by Jana Tull Steed

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