We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra – Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald – Lush Life (1965) . & His Orchestra – Things Ain’T What They Used To Be (1962) . & His Orchestra – Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue (1958) . Live In Italy (1958) . C Jam Blues (1942) .

TOP 10

Duke Ellington Top 10 :

Caravan . In A Sentimental Mood . It Don’t Mean a Thing . Mood Indigo . Solitude . Take The A Train . The Mooche . Black and Tan Fantasy . Sophisticated Lady . Perdido .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded in England on November 25 and 26, 1969, 70th Birthday Concert is a live album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950, Great Times! ! Piano Duets with Billy Strayhorn is an album by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. >>

Recorded on August 9, 1959, Live at the Blue Note is a live album by Duke Ellington. >>

Ellington at Newport is a live album by Duke Ellington and his band recorded on July 7, 1956 at the Newport Jazz Festival. >>

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957. >>

Recorded in Europe on February 6 or 7, & 21, 1963 and July 27, 1966, In the Uncommon Market is a live album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on December 7 & 11, 1951, February 29, June 30 & July 1, 1952, Ellington Uptown is an album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on October 18,19,20, 1965, Ella at Dukes Place is a studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. >>

Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955. >>

Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded between July 14 and August 9, 1959 with Ray Brown on double bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. >>

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Recorded at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26, 1965, A Concert of Sacred Music is an albuDuke Ellington.’>

Recorded from December 19 till 21, 1966 in New-York City, The Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra. >>

Recorded on December 18, 1950, Masterpieces by Ellington is an album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on August 7, 1956 and May 3, 1957, Such Sweet Thunder is a Duke Ellington album, based on the work of William Shakespeare. >>

The Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington is an album featuring jazz interpretations of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, recorded on May 26 & 31, June 3, 21 & 22, 1960. >>

Recorded on February 7, 1966, The Stockholm Concert, 1966 is a live album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. >>

Recorded on September 26, 1962, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is an album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. >>

Recorded on September 17, 1962, Money Jungle is a studio album by Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. >>

Duke Ellington‘s Soul Call is a live album recorded with his orchestra on July 26, 27, 28 & 29 1966 at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival, Côte d’Azur. >>

Recorded on January 23, 1943, The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 is a live album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on November 29, 1962, December 20, 1962 & January 4 & 5, 1963, Afro-Bossa is an album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on April 3–4, 1961, Together for the First Time and The Great Reunion are two albums by a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. >>

Released in February 1963, ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins‘ is an album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins. >>

Recorded on December 11–12, 1962, Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra is a studio album by Johnny Hodges with an orchestra arranged by Billy Strayhorn and featuring many members of Duke Ellington‘s orchestra. >>

Recorded on March 9, 10 & 11, 1966, The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by Duke Ellington. >>

Recorded on February 4–5 & 11-12, 1958, Black, Brown and Beige is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, featuring Mahalia Jackson. >>

First Time! The Count Meets the Duke by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1958] you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the Timex All-Star Jazz Show on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1969] Duke Ellington and his Orchestra perform at at the Berlin Jazz Festival in West Berlin >> 18 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1961] the Duke Ellington Orchestra tapes a sponsored film in New-York City >> 27 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] Public Television tapes American composer Duke Ellington‘s first Concert of Sacred Music at the new Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1962] you do not want to miss Duke Ellington being nterviewed by Sven Lindahl for the Swedish public service television SVT. >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1963] the Duke Ellington All Stars Octet – that is Duke Ellington (p), Rolf Ericson (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bs), Bibi Rovére (b), Sam Woodyard (d) – is at the Sanremo Jazz Festival in Italy >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.

Official Site : Duke Ellington called his music American Music rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as beyond category. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington’s reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers.

@allmusic : The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods.

@last.fm : Through the ranks of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra passed some of the biggest names in jazz, including Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Bubber Miley, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwick, Clark Terry, Jimmy Blanton, Ray Nance, Paul Gonsalves, etc.

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