Back in my radio days, Mercer Ellington and I sat down in his Manhattan apartment with a big pot of coffee and a New York size platter of Danish pasties.  For two hours I received an intimate look at the father through the eyes of his son … many of The Duke’s opinions, foibles and philosophies. This is Part 3 of a 3 part visit with Mercer Ellington, one of the most fun and fascinating gentlemen of jazz I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Ellington: Music Was Their Mistress Pt. 3

by Fred Masey | Jazzcast #021