Listen to KVML friend Ethan Hodes playing Duke Eliington’s Sophisticated Lady. Here’s Kurt Vonnegut praising the tune in 2005: “I consider anyone a twerp who hasn’t read the greatest American short story, which is ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,’ by Ambrose Bierce. It isn’t remotely political. It is a flawless example of American genius, like ‘Sophisticated Lady’ by Duke Ellington or the Franklin stove.”

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