Here), somehow I touched a nerve. Both the Bailey essay and its sequel several months later (that one archived Also, Here) proved to be among the most-read pieces I've written in over a decade of blogging. (The Duke still makes a difference, it seems.)
Prior to that I wrote about another Ellington curiosity, his valiant attempt at composing in long-form, that odd
No version much pleased the Jazz critics and popular culture reviewers. Read about the Duke's long and painful experience Here As Well.