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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Vocals

0 15 0546-47 Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington 1927 - 1940 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington 1927 - 1940(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Club + Box) Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub 0 15 0546-47 Czechoslovakia 1969 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - The World Of Duke Ellington Volume 2 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - The World Of Duke Ellington Volume 2 (Comp) Columbia US 1975 Vendre cette version
HM 2018 Duke Ellington - Going Places illustration d'album Marcel Evans Marcel Evans - Going Places(LP, Album) Sapphire Records HM 2018 US 1984 Vendre cette version
BBC CD 686 Duke Ellington - Swing 1930 To 1938 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Saddest Tale Duke Ellington - Swing 1930 To 1938(CD, Comp, RM) BBC Enterprises Ltd. BBC CD 686 UK 1989 Vendre cette version
CLASSICS 646 Duke Ellington - 1933-1935 illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - 1933-1935(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 646 France 1992 Vendre cette version
RPCD 625 Duke Ellington - Swing 1930 To 1938 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Saddest Tale Duke Ellington - Swing 1930 To 1938(CD, Comp, RM) CDS Records Limited RPCD 625 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
JUCD 2050 Duke Ellington - Miscellaneous Davis 1955-1957 illustration d'album Miles Davis Introduction By Duke Ellington Miles Davis - Miscellaneous Davis 1955-1957(CD, Unofficial) Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2050 Europe 1994 Vendre cette version
GCR0182 Duke Ellington - Ariél illustration d'album Ariél Traffic Cops Oops Ariél - Ariél(CD, Album) GCR Music Company GCR0182 US 1995 Vendre cette version
none Duke Ellington - 1934 illustration d'album Various Saddest Tale (as Ellington) Various - 1934(CD, Comp) Jazz Magazine (2) none France 2000 Vendre cette version
CLASSICS 1258 Duke Ellington - 1950-1951 illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf) Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - 1950-1951(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 1258 France 2002 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Live And Rare illustration d'album Duke Ellington Ellington's Father's Day Greeting et 1 de plus… Duke Ellington - Live And Rare (Comp) Bluebird (3) US 2002 Vendre cette version
FA 5050 Duke Ellington - Summit Meetings 1939-1950 illustration d'album Metronome All Stars / Esquire All Stars Long Long Journey Metronome All Stars / Esquire All Stars - Summit Meetings 1939-1950(2xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 5050 France 2003 Vendre cette version
IMV050 Duke Ellington - Inédits Radio illustration d'album Boris Vian Boris Vian - Inédits Radio(CD, Comp) INA IMV050 France 2003 Vendre cette version
574 1301.10 Duke Ellington - L'Histoire Du Jazz Vocal - The Story Of Vocal Jazz: Part 1 (1911 - 1940) illustration d'album Various I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter Various - L'Histoire Du Jazz Vocal - The Story Of Vocal Jazz: Part 1 (1911 - 1940)(10xCD, Comp) Le Chant Du Monde 574 1301.10 France 2004 Vendre cette version
none Duke Ellington - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 57 illustration d'album DJ Morgoth I Don't Mean A Mash DJ Morgoth - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 57(16xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (DJ Morgoth) none Germany 2012
Mamusik 6 Duke Ellington - Uh Eh illustration d'album Elkano Browning Cream Blue Snake Elkano Browning Cream - Uh Eh(CD, Album) Mamusik Mamusik 6 Spain 2014 Vendre cette version

Instruments & Performance

3480 Duke Ellington - East St. Louis Toodle-O / Birmingham Breakdown illustration d'album Duke Ellington's Kentucky Club Orchestra (L.W.)* Duke Ellington's Kentucky Club Orchestra (L.W.)* - East St. Louis Toodle-O / Birmingham Breakdown(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 3480 Germany 1927 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Beggars Blues / Saturday Night Function illustration d'album Sonny Greer & His Memphis Men* Sonny Greer & His Memphis Men* - Beggars Blues / Saturday Night Function Columbia US 1929 Vendre cette version
V-38007 Duke Ellington - I Must Have That Man / Bandana Babies illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - I Must Have That Man / Bandana Babies(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38007 US 1929 Vendre cette version
V-38092 Duke Ellington - Haunted Nights / The Duke Steps Out illustration d'album Duke Ellington's Orchestra* Duke Ellington's Orchestra* - Haunted Nights / The Duke Steps Out(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38092 US 1929 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Three Little Words / Ring Dem Bells illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Three Little Words / Ring Dem Bells Victor Canada 1930 Vendre cette version
V-38143 Duke Ellington - Sweet Jazz O'Mine / Sweet Dreams Of Love illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - Sweet Jazz O'Mine / Sweet Dreams Of Love(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38143 US 1930 Vendre cette version
V-38115 Duke Ellington - March Of The Hoodlums / Breakfast Dance illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - March Of The Hoodlums / Breakfast Dance(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38115 US 1930 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - What Good Am I Without You? / Nine Little Miles From Ten-Ten-Tennessee illustration d'album Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - What Good Am I Without You? / Nine Little Miles From Ten-Ten-Tennessee Victor US 1931 Vendre cette version
22603 Duke Ellington - To Whom It My Concern / Blue Again illustration d'album Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - To Whom It My Concern / Blue Again(Shellac, 10") Victor 22603 US 1931 Vendre cette version