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

TOM-44 Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Opens The Cave Volume One illustration d'album Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Opens The Cave Volume One(LP, Ltd, Unofficial) The Old Masters TOM-44 US 1970 Vendre cette version
HC 6.002 Duke Ellington - At The Hurricane Club - N.Y.C. Volume Two illustration d'album Duke Ellington At The Hurricane Club - N.Y.C. Volume Two(LP, Mono, Unofficial) Hurricane HC 6.002 Italy 1979 Vendre cette version
HC 6.001 Duke Ellington - At the Hurricane Club- N.Y.C. Volume One illustration d'album Duke Ellington At the Hurricane Club- N.Y.C. Volume One(LP, Mono, Unofficial) Hurricane HC 6.001 Italy 1979 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Концерт Дюка Эллингтона И Его Оркестра. 1968 Год illustration d'album Duke Ellington Концерт Дюка Эллингтона И Его Оркестра. 1968 Год (Album) Мелодия, Мелодия USSR 1989 Vendre cette version
С60 26779 004 Duke Ellington - Концерт Дюка Эллингтона И Его Оркестра. 1965 Год illustration d'album Duke Ellington Концерт Дюка Эллингтона И Его Оркестра. 1965 Год(LP, Unofficial) Мелодия С60 26779 004 USSR 1989 Vendre cette version
JU-306 Duke Ellington - Live In Italy 1967 - Vol. II illustration d'album Duke Ellington Live In Italy 1967 - Vol. II(CD, Unofficial) Jazz Up JU-306 Italy 1989 Vendre cette version
JU-305 Duke Ellington - Live In Italy 1967 - Vol. I illustration d'album Duke Ellington Live In Italy 1967 - Vol. I(CD, Unofficial) Jazz Up JU-305 Italy 1989 Vendre cette version
JMY 1011-2 Duke Ellington - Standards - Live At The Salle Pleyel illustration d'album Duke Ellington Standards - Live At The Salle Pleyel(CD, Unofficial) Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1011-2 Italy 1991 Vendre cette version
MG 1648, MG 1649 Duke Ellington - Jazz Top - Part 2 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Jazz Top - Part 2(Cass, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) MG Records (2), MG Records (2) MG 1648, MG 1649 Poland 1992 Vendre cette version
JCD 05 Duke Ellington - In Concert Piano Solo & Orchestra illustration d'album Duke Ellington In Concert Piano Solo & Orchestra(CD, Unofficial) The "Jazz" Collection JCD 05 Italy 1994 Vendre cette version
Duke Ellington - Francis A. & Edward K. illustration d'album Francis Albert Sinatra* & Edward Kennedy Ellington* Francis Albert Sinatra* & Edward Kennedy Ellington* - Francis A. & Edward K. (Album) ArsNova Russia 1999 Vendre cette version
none Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session illustration d'album Duke Ellington Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition (6) none Russia 2004 Vendre cette version
BC 4042 Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time illustration d'album Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time(LP, Album, Unofficial) Black Cat Record BC 4042 Taiwan Unknown Vendre cette version
8 Duke Ellington Treasury Show #8(LP, Unofficial) D.E.T.S. 8 US Unknown Vendre cette version
PN-013 Duke Ellington - First Time! The Count Meets The Duke illustration d'album Duke Ellington And Count Basie Duke Ellington And Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets The Duke(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label PN-013 Russia Unknown Vendre cette version
080 Duke Ellington - Jazz Party illustration d'album Duke Ellington Jazz Party(Cass, Album, Unofficial) F&R 080 Poland Unknown Vendre cette version
601 Duke Ellington - Immortal Broadcasts Presents Bing Crosby And Duke Ellington / Nat King Cole  illustration d'album Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole - Immortal Broadcasts Presents Bing Crosby And Duke Ellington / Nat King Cole (LP, Unofficial) Bonsard 601 US Unknown Vendre cette version
LP-1023 Duke Ellington - One Night Stand With Duke Ellington illustration d'album Duke Ellington One Night Stand With Duke Ellington(LP, Album, Unofficial) Joyce LP-1023 US Unknown Vendre cette version
AL 710 Duke Ellington - He's Mr. Edward Kennedy  illustration d'album Duke Ellington He's Mr. Edward Kennedy (LP, Unofficial) Alto Records AL 710 US Unknown Vendre cette version
U♩ 34 Duke Ellington - Stereo Air Force Dance Date 1958 Volume II illustration d'album Duke Ellington Stereo Air Force Dance Date 1958 Volume II(LP, Unofficial) Unique Jazz U♩ 34 Italy Unknown Vendre cette version
LP-4014, 4014 Duke Ellington - One Night Stand With Duke Ellington illustration d'album Duke Ellington One Night Stand With Duke Ellington(LP, Album, Unofficial) Joyce, Joyce LP-4014, 4014 US Unknown Vendre cette version
none Duke Ellington - Duke's Mood illustration d'album Duke Ellington Duke's Mood(CD, Unofficial) Rockin' Chair none Spain Unknown Vendre cette version
125 Duke Ellington - Hooray For Esquire Jazz Concert illustration d'album Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, The Nat King Cole Trio Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, The Nat King Cole Trio - Hooray For Esquire Jazz Concert(LP, Album, Unofficial) Session Disc 125 US Unknown Vendre cette version
12 Duke Ellington - Rare Broadcast Performances illustration d'album Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Billy Holiday* Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Billy Holiday* - Rare Broadcast Performances(LP, Unofficial) Ozone (4) 12 Unknown Vendre cette version
U♩ 16 Duke Ellington - Dance Date Stereo 1958 illustration d'album Duke Ellington Dance Date Stereo 1958(LP, Unofficial) Unique Jazz U♩ 16 Italy Unknown Vendre cette version