My Ellington http://wrti.org en 'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch http://wrti.org/post/my-ellington-pianist-gives-duke-her-personal-touch At the keys, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396582/duke-ellington">Duke Ellington</a> abstracted from stride piano, which modernized ragtime. Ellington's own spare percussive style then refracted through <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15130415/thelonious-monk">Thelonious Monk</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15696501/cecil-taylor">Cecil Taylor</a>, as well as a generation of freewheeling pianists active in Europe, like Aki Takase. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 6125 at http://wrti.org 'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch