How The Jazzmen Transformed America

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Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie were not just toe-tappingly brilliant musicians, they were social reformers. The jazzmen opened America's ears and souls to the magnificence of their melodies, ensuring that race, for once, fell away as America listened rapt. In celebration of Juneteenth, biographer Larry Tye will share this untold side of our trio of maestros, showing […]