Sunday, 8 April 2012
The office in which Bob Carr works is undergoing some redevelopment. As a result there is a temporary entrance at the side. As I went in I noticed a wall mural opposite showing Duke Ellington, one of my favourite jazz musicians. (He was brilliant on so many counts - he wrote over a thousand compositions - created an incredible sound - and since you were going to ask, my favourite (but there are so many I love) is Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, as performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 7th 1956). There was a plaque nearby indicating that the modern building stands on the site where the Duke was born.