Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader
I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like any and all of my associations with music -writing, playing, and listening. We write and play from our perspective, and the audience listens from its perspective. If and when we agree, I am lucky.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My mother told me I was blessed, and I have always taken her word for it. Being born of - or reincarnated from - royalty is nothing Like being blessed. Royalty is inherited from another
human being; blessedness comes from God.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If anybody was Mr. Jazz it was Louis Armstrong. He was the epitome of jazz and always will be. He is what I call an American standard, an American original.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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