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Duke Ellington At 111

Duke Ellington in 1967. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Duke Ellington in 1967.

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The Maestro was born Apr. 29, 1899. Which makes it a good anniversary to point out a few features from the NPR archives about him.

And here's a series of Jazz Profiles about Ellington:

Finally, here's a clip of Duke Ellington in a trio setting, just 'cause I've always liked his very small group work: