Issue 2015-2 of the DESS Bulletin is now available in pdf format to anyone interested in Duke Ellington and his music – DESS member or not. It can be downloaded from the Bulletin section of the website. Just follow this link.
This time, the cover story of the Bulletin is about Clark Terry, who had died on February 21, 2015.
Bo Haufman honors Terry by painting his portrait in a four-page article and Bo Scherman reports on the new (2014) Clark Terry documentary Keep On, Keepin’ On.
Other articles in the 2015-2 issue of the Bulletin is an extensive one by Erling Torkelsson on My People and one by Björn Englund on Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. Both articles are highly recommended.
This time, Claes Englund’s interesting series “Other Duke’s Places” deals with Ellington at The Apollo.
In addition to all this, there are of course record reviews and also a short article by Bo Haufman about Ellington on stamps.