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Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composers and Their Signature Works

April 4, 2009 – June 28, 2009

American History Museum
14th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, Albert Small Documents Gallery

Two of the greatest jazz composers were Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967). This exhibition examines two of their most ubiquitous pieces -- "Caravan" (1936) composed by Ellington and Juan Tizol, and "Take the 'A' Train" (1941) composed by Strayhorn -- through documents from the museum's Archives Center and related audio and video recordings.

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