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Mercer Ellington interview

Mercer Ellington
Aug 19, 2010 Updated Sep 22, 2010

An interview with trumpet player and composer Mercer Ellington, taken from Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.

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Mercer Kennedy Ellington (11 March 1919 - 8 February 1996) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger. Biography: Ellington was born in Washington, DC, the son of the composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington and Edna Thompson. By the age of eighteen he had written his first piece to be recorded by his father ("Pigeons and Peppers"). In 1939, 1946-1949, and 1959 he led his...

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