I'm excited to announce the official launch of my project to write a new, 5-part book series, The Ellington Effect, that analyzes in depth the music of the great Duke Ellington. As you may know, in the course of my career I have spent a considerable amount of time studying and transcribing the music of the masters, no small part of which has been Duke's. This project is a culmination of much of that study, and will go deeper than any other publication ever has into everything that is happening in this complex panoply of beauty that is Duke's body of work.
Please check out the Kickstarter page that has all the information about the plans for the book series and what we have to do to make it happen. It's a momentous project for me personally, but also an exceptionally important resource for the world to have. Thanks for your interest and support!