John Wriggle is a musicologist, composer, and performer specializing in jazz and popular music. He has taught at John Jay College, Rutgers University, and The City College of New York (including courses on Duke Ellington); he has also worked in music publishing, record production, and as a film music editor (including the Oscar and Grammy-winning scores of the Lord of the Rings trilogy). He is currently writing a book on Swing Era music arranging.
Ellington as Composer: Beyond Category?
IN 1933, HAVING BUILT a national reputation as the composer-bandleader toiling nightly for white audiences at the Cotton Club, Edward Kennedy &...