Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. Born in Washington, . Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe
Ellington was an outstanding composer. He wrote thousands of works, composing popular songs, art songs, a wide variety of instrumentals, suites, symphonic works, movie and TV scores, and music for ballet – all of a very high quality. But to say merely that Ellington was a great composer ignores his achievement as a musician. Ellington is probably the only musician whose name has been associated with a particular style "Ellingtonia". This style does not imply a specific tempo or specific mood, but also a certain standard of quality
2018 A Special Selection of Original Songs. Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington His Piano and His Orchestra at The Bal Masque. 2018 Remastered 2018.
Greatest all-round musical figure of the 20th century, who achieved monumental status as a composer, bandleader, arranger, and instrumentalist.
Ellington ‘65 is an illuminating eleven-track album of standards from the legendary Duke Ellington. The album is among the very best in his career and highlights some of the most exceptional performances from veteran players like Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope and Lawrence Brown. With blistering horn arrangements, the ensemble delivers passionate and virtuosic performances on songs like Hello, Dolly!, Never on Sunday, Blowin’ in the Wind and I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
Duke Ellington Presents. is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1956. All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated.
Duke Ellington by John Eyles, published on October 6, 2015 at All About Jazz. Find more Building a Jazz Library articles. Building a jazz library? Then you'll definitely need some Duke Ellington as a cornerstone of it. The Duke is frequently cited as the greatest jazz man of them all, with his main rivals for the crown being Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Ask ten Ellington fans to list their ten favourite Ellington albums and the chances are you'll end up with at least 60 albums to choose from. com gave me over a thousand choices) -and so much of it is good.
|1||C Jam Blues|
|Medley: Kinda Dukish / Rockin' In Rhythm|
|2.2||Rockin' In Rhythm|
|4||Take The "A" Train|
|6||La Plus Belle Africaine|
|9||Things Ain't What They Used To Be|
|10||Drag (Laying Down Mellow)|
|13||It Don't Mean A Thing|
|14||Be Cool And Groovey For Me|
|15||Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue|
|16||Black Swan (Sidney Bechet Suite)|