Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader
Tomorrow is in the wings waiting for you to sound her entrance fanfare.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jazz is a good barometer of freedom.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In music, as you develop a theme or musical idea, there are many points at which directions must be decided, and at any time I was in the throes of debate with myself, harmonically or melodically, I would turn to Billy Strayhorn. We would talk, and then the whole world would come into focus. The steady hand of his good judgment pointed to the clear way that was fitting for us. He was not, as he was often referred to by many, my alter ego. Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my heaMore Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hurry, get on board, it's comin', listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard. Get on the "A" train, soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing to keeping a band together. You simply have to have a gimmick, and the gimmick I use is to pay them money!More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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