Duke Ellington

Real Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
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American jazz band leader, and composer.

Born: 29 April 1899 in Washington, District Of Columbia, USA.
Died: 24 May 1974 in New York City, New York, USA (aged 75).

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it." Duke Ellington.

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. Whoever plays "Ellingtonia" must adhere to these standards. Many significant bands have attempted to copy his style.

For Jazz, Ellington was the first orchestra leader to substitute voices for instruments, he popularized the Baritone Sax when he engaged Harry Carney, he influenced countless bands and dance orchestras.

Beginning with his "Jungle Band" to his "Famous Orchestra" which appeared at Carnegie Hall numerous times and even introduced several Jazz suite that Duke had composed, Ellington his the most successful and important orchestra leader in Jazz history. Success did not come easily taking him many years of devoted work to make a name for himself.

He began as a Ragtime pianist in his hometown of Washington. His first composition was "Soda Fountain Rag" which he never recorded. In 1922 he led a fairly successful band which featured Sonny Greer and Otto Hardwick. Several years later, when he opened at the New York Kentuky Club he succeeded in capture the public fancy. This was the first band to capture the now legendary Ellington sound which is clearly present in the number "The Creeper", recorded at the end of 1926.

On 12 April 1927, Duke & his orchestra began the engagement which was to make him world famous: Irvin Mills brought them to the Cotton Club, where they stayed five years. There he laid the Jungle, the Mood and other styles. From December 1926 to October 1930 the Ellington band spent at least 64 days in the studios of 14 recording companies, using 18 different pseudonyms for his band, they recorded about 170 titles.

He is also the father of Mercer Ellington.
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Albums

C 38 Duke Ellington - The Duke album art Duke Ellington The Duke(4xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia C 38 US 1940 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Hot Piano album art Earl Hines, "Fats" Waller*, Duke Ellington, Jelly-Roll Morton* Earl Hines, "Fats" Waller*, Duke Ellington, Jelly-Roll Morton* - Hot Piano (Album) Victor US 1941 Sell This Version
SP 9 Duke Ellington - Black Brown And Beige (A Duke Ellington Tone Parallel To The American Negro) album art Duke Ellington Black Brown And Beige (A Duke Ellington Tone Parallel To The American Negro)(2xShellac, 12", Album) RCA Victor SP 9 US 1946 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Piano Duets album art Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets (Album, Comp) Vogue Productions France 1950 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - The Duke Plays Ellington album art Duke Ellington The Duke Plays Ellington (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records UK 1954 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington album art Duke Ellington The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington (Comp, Album) Columbia US 1954 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - It's Duke Ellington album art Duke Ellington It's Duke Ellington (Comp) Allegro (2), Royale US 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - At Newport album art Duke Ellington / Buck Clayton All-Stars* Duke Ellington / Buck Clayton All-Stars* - At Newport (Album) Columbia Italy 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Historically Speaking - The Duke album art Duke Ellington Historically Speaking - The Duke (Album, Comp) Bethlehem Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Blue Rose album art Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington - Blue Rose (Album) Philips UK 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Presents... album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Presents... (Album) Bethlehem Records New Zealand 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington His Piano And His Orchestra At The Bal Masque album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington His Piano And His Orchestra At The Bal Masque (Album) Columbia Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Ultra De Luxe album art Duke Ellington Ultra De Luxe Capitol Records France 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Side By Side album art Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (Album) Verve Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Back To Back (Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges Play The Blues) album art Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges Play The Blues) (Album, Comp) Verve Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Ellington Moods album art Duke Ellington Ellington Moods (Album) Sesac Recordings US 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder album art Duke Ellington Anatomy Of A Murder (Album) Philips UK 1959 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - The Nutcracker Suite album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ellington*, Strayhorn*, Tchaikovsky* - The Nutcracker Suite (Album) Columbia UK 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit album art Duke Ellington Blues In Orbit (Album) Columbia US 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Ellington Showcase album art Ellington* Ellington Showcase (Album) Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Grieg*, Ellington* / Strayhorn* - Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday (Album) Columbia Canada 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time album art Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time (Album, Comp) Roulette Canada 1961 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Paris Blues album art Duke Ellington Paris Blues (Album) United Artists Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle album art Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach - Money Jungle (Album) United Artists Jazz France 1962 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - First Time! The Count Meets The Duke album art Duke Ellington And Count Basie Duke Ellington And Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets The Duke (Album) Columbia UK 1961 Sell This Version