Duke Ellington: Behind The Jazz | KCUR

Duke Ellington: Behind The Jazz

Nov 8, 2013

Duke Ellington's jazzy orchestrations are the stuff of music legends. However, his star power hid a very private life.

Terry Teachout's new book is 'Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington.'

In the second part of Friday's Up to Date, Wall Street Journal drama critic and biographer Terry Teachout takes us into the world of Ellington.


  • Terry Teachout is theĀ drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of commentary. His books include Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington andĀ Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.