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February 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Wynton Marsalis presents John Coltrane & Duke Ellington | Concert preview

(Frank Stewart)

(Frank Stewart)

A jazz-history teaching colleague recently argued that Duke Ellington, in his 1927 classic, “Black and Tan Fantasy,” was slyly poking fun at white people by switching from hot swing (“black”) to hokey dance rhythms (“tan”).

That’s one interpretation, I guess.

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