Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

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Latest Release

Disco in Orbit album art
  • Disco in Orbit
  • March 2024
  • 7 Songs
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Top Songs

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Diminuendo in Blue
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Carolina Shout [Live, Columbia University, New York City, 1964]
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In a Sentimental Mood
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Come Sunday - Part IV [aka Come Sunday]
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It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

Albums

  • Ellington In Order, Volume 7 (1936-37)

    Jan 2024 • 54 songs

  • Duke Ellington, Jazz Master Deluxe
  • Midnight Reverie

    Dec 2023 • 40 songs

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Duke Ellington

Biography

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. 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. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in ...
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