This time we provide three more presentation from the second day of the conference.

First comes one by Phil Schaap, which was actually not in the original program but added to it at a late stage. Schaap talks about “Ellington in Rehearsal” and provides a number of nice examples of this.

He starts his presentation be linking back to one he gave at the Ellington ’93 conference and lets the audience listen a very early (and rare) recording with Jimmy Blanton from 1937.


Then John Lewis talks about his memories from his youth years of Ellington’s music. The title of the presentation is “My Personal Experiences of the Ellington Orchestra during the Blanton Years”.


And finally comes Erik Kjellberg, Professor of Music at the University of Uppsala and a jazz musician. . The topic of his talk was “Harmonious
Conversation or Brisk Competition?

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