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New Ghosts, Maxine Gordon, Terry Teachout

SOA celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month, as Dan Polletta talks to two of the founders of New Ghosts.  The organization, which takes its name from a piece by Cleveland free-jazz pioneer Albert Ayler,is dedicated to presenting experimental jazz concerts in Northeast Ohio.  This Friday evening at 7:30, New Ghosts and Shadybrook present celebrated pianist Marilyn Crispellin a duo performancewith NEO based drummer Carmen Castaldi.  The concert takes place at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist  Church in Rocky River.  Plus Maxine Gordon, widow of the late tenor saxophone giant Dexter Gordonshares memories of her husband…and Dan talks to writer Terry Teachoutabout what made Duke Ellingtonone of the key figures of 20 th century music.


Tom Orange-New Ghosts

Andy Auten-New Ghosts

Maxine Gordon

Terry Teachout-author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington