Past Event

The Unheard Savory: Duke and Django Live

The bulk of the Duke Ellington items in the Savory Collection came from radio broadcasts made between 1937 and 1939. The band was broadcasting from The Cotton Club, and included are unique items that were never recorded again, such as a hot version of CHINA BOY featuring Johnny Hodges in a tribute to Sidney Bechet. There is also an Ellington small group session in superb fidelity. Of special significance is the 1946 jam recorded at Carnegie Hall with guest guitarist Django Reinhardt.

This session was hosted by Museum Senior Scholar Loren Schoenberg.