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Saturday, May 25, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Vine.

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World mourns
jazzman Duke

death of
Ellington
(Continued from Page 1)
composer, Billy Strayhorn, who
died in 1967.
When he was nearing 70, he
complained that audiences kept
insisting on his old favorites-
"Mood Indigo," "Sophisticated
Lady," "Do Nothin' Til You
Hear from Me," and so on. He
wanted to play his new works.
IN RECENT years, he poured
out a prodigious stream of or-
chestral pieces, tone poems,
sacred works, choral pieces,
movie, television and ballet
sres and several operas.
They were written in taxi-
cabs, restaurants, on buses, or
in his room after playing night
club dates or on his Bever-end-
ing world tours.
"I'm in contact every night
with people -- live people, lis-
tening to oy music. Wha tre -
son would I have to retire from
the road?" tie asked.
His music was written for his
band of virtuoso jazz musicians.
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Ann Arbor recalls
Duke's magic music

Conttntetmof-m Page ti
Eva Jessye, a black musician
who worked intimately with
teorge Gershwin as vocal di-
rector of Porgy and Bess, re-
called the Duke as a young
man.
"I KNEW HIM before he was
famous, you know, when he
first cane to New York. He
brought me some of his stuff-
he wanted' to know what I
thotught of what he had."
Jessye, who spoke at testi-
monial dinner in the Duke's
honor last February, recalled
that his doctors had forbidden
him to play.
Mercer (Ellington's son) told
me -that he just wouldn't stop
going. I didn't think he looked
very well the last time I saw
him, but I didn't get a chance

to speak to himi-he was mob-
bed by people."
WUOM, a local radio station,
plins to rui a special hour-long
tribute to Ellington to he hroad,
cast at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
today.
"We are riuning two pro-
grams, one a Gtnther Schuller
tape on early compositions cibm-
piled under the auspices of the
Smithsonian Institution (Masic
of the Big Band Era), as well
as a special "Jazz Revisited"
program with ILazen Schumac-
her to be broadcutst at 5 p.m.,"
said station manager Neal Bed-
ford.
Lical jazz enthusiast Hank
Palley, who heard Ellington
back in the 30's in New York,
commented on the Duke's early
style.

HEALTH SERVICE
Memorial Weekend Hours
Health Service wl be. closed on Mondv. May 27, 1974, ex
cept for emergency care, On Saurdov. Mov 25, 1974, the medi-
cal clinic, laboratory, pharmov, x-ray and the cashier's office
will be open from 8 s.m. until 12 noon. All specialty clinics
wi"lbe closed the entire period , Bats nce medical problems ore-
n't alwovs predictable, the. emergency clinic will be {open 24
hous a dav, as olwovs. There will b a fee for service dorin
the holidav period.) Health Service w14 resume requlor hours
on Tuesdav, Mav 28.
For problems, suggestions or comploints
about Health Service call
Weekdays Shelia
10 A.M.-Noon 763-4384

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