The second issue for 2016 of the DESS Bulletin is published and it will reach the DESS-members in the next couple of days. Ben Webster is the main feature of the issue with a 8 pages long article by Steve Wallace full of details and personal perspectives. The collaboration between Ellington and Orson Wells is another topic in the issue. Fred Glueckstein writes about unfinished Orson Wells films for which Ellington was hired to write the music. The series on Ellington songs get another contribution with an article on “Azalea”, which Ellington composed in 1946 or 1947.
In addition to this, there are articles on “Satin Doll” and Elvin Jones’ short stint with Ellington plus a reprint of a 1933 article in a Swedish newspaper by a leading female journalist on newly released Ellington records.
As always, this issue is available only to DESS members but it is easy to join the Society – https://ellington.se/bli-medlem/in-english/.
In this issue, there is an urgent call (in Swedish only!) for all members who haven’t paid their their membership fees for 2016, to do so. This is very important to be able to maintain present high standards of our Bulletin and to develop and maintain an up-to-date website