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Collection Details


Collection Name: Ellington Project
Repository Name: Yale University. School of Music and Library. Oral History. American Music [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
URL: http://www.yale.edu/oham/framecollections.html
Description: The Duke Ellington Oral History is comprised of ninety-two interviews with and about Ellington, one of America's greatest composers. Included are many of the foremost artists of the century, such as Alvin Ailey, Amiri Baraka, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Greer, John Hammond, Al Hibbler, Sy Oliver, Max Roach, Billy Taylor, Randy Weston, and Mary Lou Williams. A series on Billy Strayhorn, Ellington's elusive and talented colleague, has evolved from the Ellington Project.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 92
Broad Subjects: Music
ASP Subjects: African American musicians; Composers; Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974; Ellington, Edward Kennedy; Duke Ellington; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: African American jazz musicians
Collection Code: OHC0000606