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  1. Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen, 2010-05-01
  2. Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Pinkney, 2007-01-01
  3. The Duke Ellington Reader
  4. Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John Edward Hasse, 1995-03-22
  5. Duke Ellington (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) by Mike Venezia, 1996-03
  6. Music Is My Mistress (Da Capo Paperback) by Edward Kennedy Ellington, 1976-02-21
  7. Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Stephanie Stein Crease, 2009-02-01
  8. Duke Ellington: Jazz Piano Solos Series, Vol. 9 by Duke Ellington, 2009-03-01
  9. The World Of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance, 2000-12-28
  10. The Great Music of Duke Ellington by Ellington, Duke, 1985-03-01
  11. Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington: Piano Artist Transcriptions by Oscar Peterson, 2005-01-01
  12. Duke Ellington, Jazz Composer by Ken Rattenbury, 1993-01-27
  13. Sweet Man, the Real Duke Ellington by Don R. George, 1983-04
  14. The Duke Ellington Real Book (Fake Book) by Duke Ellington, 2009-04-01

1. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington biography and discography. A history of Jazz before 1930. This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format,
Duke Ellington brought a level of style and sophistication to Jazz that it hadn't seen before. Although he was a gifted piano player, his orchestra was his principal instrument. Like Jelly Roll Morton before him, he considered himself to be a composer and arranger, rather than just a musician. Duke began playing music professionally in Washington, D.C. in 1917. His piano technique was influenced by stride piano players like James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith . He first visited New York in 1922 playing with Wilbur Sweatman , but the trip was unsuccessful. He returned to New York again in 1923, but this time with a group of friends from Washington D.C. They worked for a while with banjoist Elmer Snowden until there was a disagreement over missing money. Ellington then became the leader. This group was called The Washingtonians . This band worked at The Hollywood Club in Manhattan (which was later dubbed the Kentucky Club). During this time Sidney Bechet played briefly with the band (unfortunately he never recorded with them), but more significantly the trumpet player Bubber Miley joined the band, bringing with him his unique plunger mute style of playing. This sound came to be called the "Jungle Sound", and it was largely responsible for Ellington's early success. The song

2. Duke Ellington - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
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Please help improve this article by adding reliable references . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2007) This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. For other uses, see Ellington Duke Ellington
Smoking in Germany, February 6 Background information Birth name Edward Kennedy Ellington Also known as Duke Ellington Born April 29
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New York U.S. ... Orchestral jazz Occupation(s) Bandleader Pianist Instrument(s) Piano Years active Label(s) Columbia Brunswick Impulse! ... Victor Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington April 29 May 24 ) was an American composer pianist , and band leader who was one of the most influential figures in jazz , if not in all American music. As 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. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.

3. Duke Ellington
Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke Ellington was one of the founding fathers of jazz music. He started playing piano at the age of seven, and by the time
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Portrait of Duke Ellington at the Paramount Theater, New York City 1946
Born: April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C.
Died: May 24, 1974, New York City Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke Ellington was one of the founding fathers of jazz music. He started playing piano at the age of seven, and by the time he was 15, he was composing. A pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, Ellington and his band played together for 50 years. Some of Ellington's most famous songs include "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Sophisticated Lady" and "In a Sentimental Mood."
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4. Duke Ellington --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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died May 24, 1974, New York, N.Y. Duke Ellington. Reprinted with permission of Down Beat magazine byname of Edward Kennedy Ellington American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader. One of the originators of big-band jazz , Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. Ellington, Duke...

5. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington on Wilson Alroy s Record Reviews, which contains reviews of about 4000 records rock and roll, pop, jazz, funk, punk, hip hop,

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Small Groups, Vol. 1 Braggin' In Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year Volume III ... Eastbourne Performance Ellington recorded with singers from Mae West to Billy Holiday to Teresa Brewer; he played with jazz figures from Sidney Bechet and Django Reinhardt to Charles Mingus and John Coltrane . But mostly what he did was lead his own band, and some days I think his greatest achievement was keeping together such an impressive collection of musicians: hardly any of his key players died young or were ruined by drugs, and though several of them split to lead bands of their own, nearly all returned to the fold sooner or later. Partly that's because Ellington had an enviable talent for writing tunes that would show off each soloist to best advantage: no one sounded as good outside his orchestra as they did inside it. He had a similarly symbiotic relationship with the brilliant composer/arranger/pianist Billy Strayhorn, who did far more of Ellington's composing or arranging than was publicly acknowledged while Ellington enabled Strayhorn to follow his muse without having to worry about public scrutiny, bandleading or business details. (Strayhorn too left Ellington in the mid-50s but soon returned.) There are maybe three hundred Ellington albums, so what I have here is just a sampling;

6. Duke Ellington
The Complete Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington Sessions (CD, Album) . Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson Artie Shaw With Their Orchestra (LP) Ellington
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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. Only Ellington's musicians have succeeded. 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. Begining 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. It took him many years of devoted works 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

7. Duke Ellington: Big-Band Jazz: Cotton Club King, Jazz Composer, Pianist And Arra
Biography of Edward Duke Ellington his life and career. He was influential in jazz history and founder of the big-band jazz music.
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Biography of Edward "Duke" Ellington - his life and career. He was influential in jazz history and founder of the big-band jazz music.
Duke Ellington was a Cotton Club King during the Swing era. A jazz composer, pianist, arranger, and bandleader, he cofounded the big-band jazz. He was famous for his "Take the A Train" music recording, and his Duke Ellington Orchestra that accompanied Ella Fitzgerald in some performances. Edward Ellington or "Duke" Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC. He was a jazz composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader. He had an outstanding career as a composer and arranger of jazz. Ellington was concerned with jazz composition and musical form. Only when the swing era started to decline that he moved towards symphonic music.
Ellington the Self-Taught
As a child, his formal musical education was through elementary piano lessons. He was influenced by both church music and burlesque theatre. Eventually, he taught himself harmony at the piano and acquired rudiments of orchestration by experimenting with his band he formed himself. They played at dances and parties.

8. - Ellington Duke: Music Search Results
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Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington AKA Edward Kennedy Ellington. Born 29Apr-1899 Sister Ruth Ellington Boatwright (younger sister, d.
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Executive summary: Jazz composer Wrote It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing with Irving Mills Father: James Edward Ellington Mother: Daisy Kennedy Ellington Sister: Ruth Ellington Boatwright (younger sister, d. 6-Mar-2004 at age 88) Wife: Edna Thompson (m. 2-Jul-1918, separated, one child) Pulitzer Prize 1999 (special citation) Presidential Medal of Freedom French Legion of Honor Spingarn Medal Grammy 1959 for Anatomy of a Murder (soundtrack) Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Songwriters Hall of Fame Hollywood Walk of Fame 6535 Hollywood Blvd (recordings) FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR Cabin in the Sky (9-Apr-1943) Himself Reveille with Beverly (4-Feb-1943) Himself Belle of the Nineties (21-Sep-1934) Appears on postage stamps: USA, Scott #2211 (22 cents, issued 29-Apr-1986)

11. Duke Ellington : Rolling Stone
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12. Duke Ellington - Wikipedia
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Vai a: Navigazione cerca Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington Washington 29 aprile 24 maggio ) ¨ stato un musicista statunitense ˆ stato il pi¹ importante compositore bandleader e arrangiatore della storia del jazz e uno dei grandi compositori americani del Novecento, oltre ad essere stato un originale pianista
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A partire dalla met  degli anni dieci inizia a suonare professionalmente, come pianista, nella natia Washington; solo pochi anni dopo, manifestando gi  qualit  manageriali, raduna attorno a s© alcuni amici musicisti, Sonny Greer e Otto Hardwick , per suonare a danze, feste e in locali da ballo. Nel 1922, grazie a Sonny Greer si trasferisce, insieme a New York per suonare con il complesso di Wilbur Sweatman; al luglio 1923 data il primo importante ingaggio a New York con la Snowden's Novelty Orchestra in uno dei pi¹ eleganti locali di Harlem. Il complessino di Elmer Snowden comprendeva gi  un primo nucleo della futura orchestra di Ellington: Otto Hardwick e Roland Smith ance Arthur Whetsol e Bubber Miley trombe John Anderson trombone ... batteria ). Nel 1924 Ellington diviene, dopo l'allontanamento di Snowden, il band-leader del complessino che prender  successivament il nome di Washingtonians e rimarr  al Kentucky Club fino al 1927. Nel 1926

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Date of Birth: 29 April Washington, District of Columbia, USA more Date of Death: 24 May , New York, New York, USA (metastasized lung cancer, pneumonia) more Mini Biography: Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated... more Trivia: Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.

14. PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Duke Ellington
Miles Davis circa 1955; duke ellington; Louis Armstrong; Cover of Sheet Music by Edward Kennedy duke ellington was the most prolific composer of the
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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist. The Mooche
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16. Edward K. (Duke) Ellington
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Born 29 April 1899 in Washington DC, composer, bandleader, and pianist Edward Kennedy ("Duke") Ellington was recognized in his lifetime as one of the greatest jazz composers and performers. Nicknamed "Duke" by a boyhood friend who admired his regal air, the name stuck and became indelibly associated with the finest creations in big band and vocal jazz. A genius for instrumental combinations, improvisation, and jazz arranging brought the world the unique "Ellington" sound that found consummate expression in works like "Mood Indigo," "Sophisticated Lady," and the symphonic suites Black, Brown, and Beige (which he subtitled "a Tone Parallel to the History of the Negro in America") and Harlem ("a Tone Parallel to Harlem").
Beginning keyboard studies at the age of seven, Ellington's earliest influences were the ragtime pianists. He taught himself harmony at the piano and at 17, made his professional debut. Encouraged by Fats Waller, he moved to New York in 1923 and, during the formative Cotton Club years, experimented with and developed the style that would quickly bring him worldwide success and recognition. Ellington would be among the first to focus on musical form and composition in jazz using ternary forms and "call-and-response" techniques in works like Concerto for Cootie (known in its familiar vocal version as

17. Rude Interlude, A Duke Ellington Home Page
Rude Interlude a duke ellington home page dedicated to the memory and musical legacy of Edward Kennedy ellington duke. Rude Interlude is intended to
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Duke Ellington... composer, bandleader, piano player.
A pioneer, an innovator and an inspiration to generations, Duke Ellington personified elegance and sophistication. More importantly, he was a workaholic creative genius who never stopped exploring new dimensions of his musical world.
Rude Interlude is dedicated to the memory and musical legacy of Edward Kennedy Ellington Duke with the hope that it will be useful to students, fans, and others with an interest in Ellington.
Rude Interlude Departments: Ellington Biography by Mark Tucker, from The Duke Ellington Reader . (New for the Duke Ellington centenary, April 29, 1999) "I Live With Music" an essay on Duke. Duke on Disc a listening list of more than 100 Ellington recordings on CD, with a brief description of each. about "Beyond Category" the Smithsonian's traveling Duke Ellington exhibition. Album Gallery A list of all cover art used to illustrate Rude Interlude Searching for Duke Search the Web or Usenet news groups for Ellington references or try a few Ellington links I've collected. A Personal Note Ellington's music and memories of my daughter Amanda.

18. Duke Ellington
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19. Jazz . Jazz Greats . Duke Ellington | PBS KIDS GO!
Brief profile of the American composer and band leader.
Who was Duke Ellington?
Duke Ellington (1899-1974) is America's greatest composer. Duke led an orchestra, played piano and composed over 2000 pieces of music. How did Duke get his nickname?
Duke began his life as Edward Kennedy Ellington in Washington, D.C.. He was nicknamed by a classmate who admired him. This royal nickname was appropriate for Duke because of his elegant and proud manner. Even as a child, Duke had fans. As a child, Duke disliked his piano lessons.
Duke's parents enrolled him in lessons when he was in grade school. He dreaded his lessons and preferred to play baseball instead. His parents insisted that Duke practice piano basics everyday. He grew bored with practicing the same tunes and quit his lessons. Duke didn't become interested in learning piano again until he was a teenager. Duke Ellington was attracted to girls and they were attracted to piano players.
He often joked that he learned to play the piano to attract girls. While washing dishes for his summer job, Duke met a waiter who invited him to go see ragtime pianist, Harvey Brooks. Duke loved the way Brooks expressed himself through his music. Brooks played ragtime in a way that did not follow the rules of classical pianohe had freedom to change the rules and express himself more freely. Duke discovered that he wanted to make his own music too and taught himself how to play piano like Brooks. He practiced until his fingers could fly and even arranged melodies as he played. Duke began his career performing at his high school dances.

20. A Duke Ellington Panorama
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