Nom Civil:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Profil:
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

Duke Ellington - The Jazz Scene illustration d'album Various Frustration et 1 de plus… Various - The Jazz Scene (Album, Comp) Mercury US 1949 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Modern Jazz Piano illustration d'album Various Tonk Various - Modern Jazz Piano (Comp, Album) RCA Victor France 1954 Vendre cette version
4119 Duke Ellington - Let's Dance Hit Parade illustration d'album Various Blue Skies Various - Let's Dance Hit Parade(10", Mono) Allegro Elite 4119 US 1956 Vendre cette version
4119 Duke Ellington - Let's Dance Hit Parade illustration d'album Various Blue Skies Various - Let's Dance Hit Parade(10", Mono) Allegro Elite 4119 US 1956 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Sounds Of The Great Bands! illustration d'album Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra* Take The et 2 de plus… Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra* - Sounds Of The Great Bands! (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Germany 1958 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Anita O'Day Sings The Winners illustration d'album Anita O'Day Take The ''A'' Train Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day Sings The Winners (Album) Verve Records US 1958 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Bandland (Great Songs Of Great Bands) illustration d'album Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Caravan Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - Bandland (Great Songs Of Great Bands) (Album) Columbia US 1960 Vendre cette version
106 657 L Duke Ellington - Jazz Concert illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Famos Orchestra* / Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra Satin Doll et 8 de plus… Duke Ellington And His Famos Orchestra* / Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra - Jazz Concert(LP) Goodyear, CBS Special Products 106 657 L 1962 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Jazz Greats Of Modern Times illustration d'album Various Money Jungle Various - Jazz Greats Of Modern Times (Comp) United Artists Records US 1964 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Zenith' Presents A Collector's Item:  Jazz Set illustration d'album Various Turkish Coffee et 1 de plus… Various - Zenith' Presents A Collector's Item: Jazz Set (Comp) Zenith (3) US 1965 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - The Jazz Piano illustration d'album Various Sweet Lorraine et 2 de plus… Various - The Jazz Piano (Album, Comp) RCA Victor US 1966 Vendre cette version
CSP-298 Duke Ellington - The Jazz Sound illustration d'album Various Take The et 2 de plus… Various - The Jazz Sound(LP, Album, Ltd, Smplr) Columbia Special Products CSP-298 US 1968 Vendre cette version
CSPS 398 Duke Ellington - Great Orchestral Encores illustration d'album Various Satin Doll Various - Great Orchestral Encores(LP, Album) Columbia Special Products CSPS 398 Canada 1969 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - The Swing Era The Music Of 1944-1945 illustration d'album Various Things Ain't What The Use To Be Various - The Swing Era The Music Of 1944-1945 Capitol Records US 1970 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Malcolm X (Music And Dialogue From The Original Sound Track Of The Motion Picture) illustration d'album Various The Mooche Various - Malcolm X (Music And Dialogue From The Original Sound Track Of The Motion Picture) (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Vendre cette version
P6S 5808 Duke Ellington - Magic Piano Moods illustration d'album Various Mood Indigo Various - Magic Piano Moods(6x12", Album, Box + Box) Columbia House, A Columbia Musical Treasury P6S 5808 US 1972 Vendre cette version
Stereo 5810 Duke Ellington - Lakeland here's the music illustration d'album Various Mood Indigo Various - Lakeland here's the music(LP, Album) Century Advent Recording Stereo 5810 US 1973 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - New Year's Radio Dancing Party 1945-1946 illustration d'album Various Let The Zoomer's Drool Various - New Year's Radio Dancing Party 1945-1946 (Album) Radiola US 1974 Vendre cette version
IAJRC5 Duke Ellington - For The First Time illustration d'album Various In a Jam et 2 de plus… Various - For The First Time(LP, Album, Mono) IAJRC IAJRC5 US 1974 Vendre cette version
PR 220 Duke Ellington - Atlantic November LP Sampler illustration d'album Various Christopher Columbus Various - Atlantic November LP Sampler(LP, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic PR 220 US 1974 Vendre cette version
DHEW (SSA) 75-10764 Duke Ellington - Genius On The Black Side: Shows #79-91 illustration d'album Various #79: One O'Clock Jump Various - Genius On The Black Side: Shows #79-91(2xLP) U.S. Department Of Health, Education, And Welfare DHEW (SSA) 75-10764 US 1975 Vendre cette version
DHEW (SSA) 77-10758 Duke Ellington - Genius On The Black Side Hosted By Ossie Davis: Shows #14-26 illustration d'album Various Cotton Tail Various - Genius On The Black Side Hosted By Ossie Davis: Shows #14-26(2xLP, Gat) U.S. Department Of Health, Education, And Welfare DHEW (SSA) 77-10758 US 1975 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - The Great Concert From The Skies - Concert In Paradise  illustration d'album Various Creole Love Call et 1 de plus… Various - The Great Concert From The Skies - Concert In Paradise Saar Italy 1976 Vendre cette version
BLP 12140/1 Duke Ellington - The Great RE-UNION Concert illustration d'album Chris Barber Stevedore Stomp et 2 de plus… Chris Barber - The Great RE-UNION Concert(2xLP, Album, S/Edition, Aut) Black Lion Records BLP 12140/1 Germany 1976 Vendre cette version
P6 13033 Duke Ellington - Records To Accompany Music In Perspective illustration d'album Edith Borroff, Marjory Irvin, Various Solitude Edith Borroff, Marjory Irvin, Various - Records To Accompany Music In Perspective(6xLP, Mono + Box) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. P6 13033 US 1976 Vendre cette version