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The Duke on Jazztrack

Duke Ellington
Page added May 4, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012

Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899 and in this episode of Jazztrack we hear early recordings that show just how advanced he was.

Another great big band reunites in the 50's with the reissue of the Fletcher Henderson Allstars.  Ella Fitzgerald in great form in Japan in 1964 with the Roy Eldridge Quartet until now unreleased.

Plus new releases from trumpeter Tim Hagens, Bill Frisell's Floratone and Avishai Cohen.

See the complete playlist here.

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May 5, 2012. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
May 8, 2012. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
May 8, 2012. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in...

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