Born : 6 July 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois, USA.
Died : 14 February 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums, a set-up he already used at the age of 15. He received the prestigious Jazz Masters Award from the US National Endowment of the Arts in 1994 and was made a “Living Legend” by the Kennedy Centre in 2007.
He was married to singer Pearl Bailey from November 1952 until her death in 1990.
- 497 Instruments & Performance
- 209 Writing & Arrangement
- 11 Featuring & Presenting
- 13 Conducting & Leading
- 7 Production
- 10 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|HF||Various||Ellington Uptown: Skin Deep (ML 4639) Various - Hi-Fi Plus Demonstration Record (7")||Columbia||HF||US||1954||Sell This Version|
|Various||Drumology Various - Drumology (EP)||RCA||France||1957||Sell This Version|
|B 2591||Duke Ellington||Skin Deep Duke Ellington - Skin Deep / The Mooche (7", EP, RE)||Columbia||B 2591||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|MG Vol. 10||Jazz At The Philharmonic||Drum Solo Jazz At The Philharmonic - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 10 (3xLP, Box)||Verve Records||MG Vol. 10||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|5-1840, B-386||Duke Ellington & His Orch.*||Skin Deep Duke Ellington & His Orch.* - Skin Deep / Take The "A" Train (7", Styrene)||Columbia, Columbia||5-1840, B-386||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|