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LHI: Jon Boyd on Duke Ellington

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WMUK contributor Jon Boyd looks at the ups and downs of the career of Duke Ellington, who moved from Washington, DC to New York to pursue music when he was 20 years old. 

Still known today as one of the most famous American musicians of the 20th century, Jon explains that Duke Ellington's illustrious career had its share of stress and disappointment. Today, audiences can discover his more neglected works in the variety of long-form suites he composed, including Jon's pick, Three Black Kings.

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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