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Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions
Rutland Free Library
Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington’s love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra’s work in the then-segregated United States.
Underwriter: Jim Alic
For more information
- Video: Reuben Jackson Talks Jazz, Poetry, and Race
- Reuben Jackson was once the archivist and curator of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian Museum. Check out their online database here.
- Listen: Earliest Surviving Radio Broadcast by Duke Ellington