Batter up! It’s Opening Day in Denver – a perfect time for this fascinating article from Smithsonian magazine. It highlights the similarities between baseball and jazz – they both involve swing – and the importance of baseball to many of the touring jazz bands. We recommend the entire article, which can be found here.

This home movie ([Harry Carney Home Movies], Ruth Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History) shows Duke Ellington and his cornetist Rex Stewart enjoying a friendly game.

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