Overlooked: Duke Ellington Suites (Audio)

Jan 14, 2020
This broadcast will showcase extended compositions — suites — composed by Duke Ellington between 1946 and 1970. Pre-recorded with jazz archivist Marc Epstein, we will hear excerpts from the Queen’s Suite; Perfume Suite; Deep South Suite; Far East Suite; New Orleans Suite; and Black, Brown and Beige.

After the local news at noon, “Overlooked” is a show focusing on overlooked and under-heard jazz, improvisational, and other fringe music, from early roots to contemporary experiments, a mix of familiar to rare, classic to weird.

Host Rob Saffer is the former Executive Director and Producer of the Creative Music Foundation.