HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DUKE: APRIL 29 1899 – May 24 1974


posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguyduke_ellington-at piano     
Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called “American Music” until shortly before his death in 1974.   the dukehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQzcDzsn3gcolor duke2 now

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