Fortunately, you can face the music here, on the year-old Duke Ellington Society's maybe minute-old Web site. And since it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, you'll happily find yourself swinging through sections about the songs, the singers, collaborator Billy Strayhorn, and the Duke himself There's also a ". Take the A train, or at least the supplied links, to jazz, discography and historical-Harlem sites.
Indeed, this here's a ton of Ellington - whether you're a "Saturday Night Function" kind of guy, or can only "Come Sunday" to this site, and sing the blues when it's "Monday Every Day. The legendary bandleader's career and contribution to music is recounted in ducal style, through beautiful web design, excellent essays and enlightening audio samples.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Always a fine orchestral pianist, with a style influenced by the Harlem stylists of the s, Ellington remained in the background on most of his early recordings. After the s he emerged as a highly imaginative piano soloist. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in The city of New York gave him a prize and Yale University awarded him a doctor of music degree in ; Morgan State and Washington universities also gave him honorary degrees that year.
In he was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Ellington continued to compose and perform until his death from lung cancer on May 24, , in New York City. His band, headed by his son Mercer, survived him, but as Phyl Garland of Ebony magazine writes, the elder Ellington will always be remembered for "the daring innovations that came to mark his music—the strange modulations changing from one key to another built upon lush melodies that ramble into unexpected places, the unorthodox untraditional construction of songs.
Ellington's legacy is that he remains one of the greatest talents in all of jazz, a remarkable feat considering the history of jazz is packed with legendary names. His influence over musicians is as important today as it was during Ellington's time. Ellington, Edward Kennedy. Music is My Mistress. They played for both white and black people, which was unusual then.
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