Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Most Elegant American

I was driving and listening to music this past week, when it occurred to me that Duke Ellington has to have been the most elegant American ever to live.

Other candidates for the title might be Gary Cooper or Katherine Hepburn, who certainly had the bone structure and the clothes.

A strong argument might be made for Cole Porter, who could manage to write a song like “Let’s Do It,” and still remain high tone!

But no one but the Duke was so unerringly elegant in his art. Listen and watch.

Can you beat that?

Annamaria Alfieri


  1. Patricia, I love the magic you do.