Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader
Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom... In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Self-discipline, as a virtue or an acquired asset, can be invaluable to anyone.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Somehow I suspect that if Shakespeare were alive today, he might be a jazz fan himself.More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My biggest kick in music -playing or writing- is when I have a problem. Without a problem to solve, how much interest do you take in anything?More Duke Ellington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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