Tommy James clearly remembers his first experience with Duke Ellington’s music.
“My dad had the record of ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing),’” he says. “It was the first jazz record I ever heard. I thought it was genius.”
As music director, arranger and pianist of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, James’ initial impression has only grown stronger with time. Ellington’s music, he says, has never been equaled. Read More