Dead-ish morning. Some chores around house, got to library around 2:30, worked on Guthrie/"Do Re Mi" pretty steadily until 7. More notes on sources than polished prose; I now think I understand the path of the source song ("Hang Out The Front Door Key," Benjamin Hapgood Burt, 1908) from vaudeville to bluegrass. A respectable day's intellectual labor, if I weren't a bit under the gun. Noticed from a display outside that Matthew Shipp (w/ trio) was doing an Ellington set at Dizzy's Club, the small room at Jazz at Lincoln Center a few blocks away. (I recall his violent "C Jam Blues" from a Hat Art CD, quite a ways back.) Went over to see if I could walk in, but it was sold out; waited in a standby line for a while before deciding it wasn't going to happen -- they hadn't even seated the reservations by the time the set started. Could hear a bit from just outside - sounded like a free-ish piano trio. Though I have a feeling that some of the audience that I saw were probably not prepared for what approach to "standards" they would be getting, I'm glad to know Shipp can fill a room. Listened to a few Ellington sides w/ Ivie Anderson on the way home - coincidence, as I'd put them on the phone today before going out. Definitely the pop end of Ellington's 30s output - there are as many arrangements of current and older songs like "My Old Flame" and "Love Is Like a Cigarette" as Ellington compositions.