One look at a Romare Bearden collage--Opening at the Savoy, say, with its jamming musicians cooking up visual jazz--and you can practically taste the music of Bearden's friend, Duke Ellington. The Bearden-Ellington friendship continues (symbolically, that is) with the new musical Play On! With Cheryl L. West's book wrapped around two dozen tunes popularized by Ellington, and a look indebted to Bearden's images of African-American life, the show debuted last September at the Old Globe ...
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