Ellington

Real Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Profile:
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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Duke Ellington Discography Tracks

Albums

Duke Ellington - The Duke Plays Ellington album art Duke Ellington The Duke Plays Ellington (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Netherlands 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) Columbia US 1954 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - His Piano And Orchestra At The Bal Masque album art Duke Ellington His Piano And Orchestra At The Bal Masque (Album) Columbia US 1959 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
T 679 Duke Ellington - Ellington Showcase album art Ellington* Ellington Showcase(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Capitol Records T 679 US 1960 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, Verve Records US 1960 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 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
MOCL 112 Duke Ellington - Historically Speaking - The Duke album art Duke Ellington Historically Speaking - The Duke(LP, Album, Mono) Odeon MOCL 112 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Paris Blues (Original Sound Track) album art Duke Ellington Featuring Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington Featuring Louis Armstrong - Paris Blues (Original Sound Track) (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1961 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Jazz Concert album art Duke Ellington / Bobby Hackett Duke Ellington / Bobby Hackett - Jazz Concert (Album) Goodyear, CBS Special Products Switzerland 1962 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane album art Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1963 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle album art Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach - Money Jungle (Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Ellington '66 album art Duke Ellington Ellington '66 (Album) Reprise Records France & Benelux 1965 Sell This Version
TRS 11100 Duke Ellington - Serenade To Sweden album art Alice Babs & Duke Ellington Alice Babs & Duke Ellington - Serenade To Sweden(LP, Album) Telestar TRS 11100 Sweden 1966 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - The Great Reunion album art Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Great Reunion (Album) Allegro Records, Allegro Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place album art Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor UK 1967 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - The Duke Lives On album art Duke Ellington The Duke Lives On (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Soul Call album art Duke Ellington Soul Call (Album) Verve Records Italy 1967 Sell This Version
SRI 1024 Duke Ellington - Francis A. & Edward K. album art Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington - Francis A. & Edward K.(LP, Album) Reprise Records SRI 1024 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Monologue album art Duke Ellington Monologue (Comp) CBS Italy 1969 Sell This Version
85.021-X Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Presents... album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Presents...(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Baccarola 85.021-X Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington And His Important Second War Concert At The Carnegie Hall 1943 album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington And His Important Second War Concert At The Carnegie Hall 1943 SagaPan UK 1971 Sell This Version
CC 16 Duke Ellington - At Southland / At The Cotton Club album art Duke Ellington At Southland / At The Cotton Club(LP, W/Lbl) Collector's Classics CC 16 France 1971 Sell This Version
JA-13 Duke Ellington - Cotton Club-1938, Volume Two, Three Blind Mice album art Duke Ellington Cotton Club-1938, Volume Two, Three Blind Mice(LP) Jazz Archives JA-13 US 1973 Sell This Version