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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, ... Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington .... Although trumpeter Bubber Miley was a member of the orchestra for only a short period, he had a major influence on Ellington's sound.

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Dec 12, 2002 ... Considered one of the greatest jazz composers of all time, Duke Ellington had an enormous impact on the popular music of the late 20th ...

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Dec 16, 2013 ... Teachout explains Duke Ellington's self-taught method of composing; as much ... of the golden age of jazz was indeed part of American music royalty. ... And yet as the author notes, this abiding faith in God did not harness the ...

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Duke Ellington: American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and ... years, and he was awarded, but did not accept, a scholarship to the Pratt Institute, .... The broken, eighth-note melodies and arrhythms of bebop had little impact on  ...

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In summary, his compositional techniques revolutionized harmony to a certain degree. ... Duke Ellington laid down much of the foundation for jazz. His expansive ...

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Biography.com profiles American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington. Follow his prolific career as one of the originators of ...

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Feb 17, 2017 ... As part of the Great Migration, jazz legend Duke Ellington moved from Washington D.C. to New York and played a major role in the Harlem ...

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President Lyndon Johnson presented Duke Ellingtonwith the President's ... Duke Ellington influenced millions of people both around the world and at home.

www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2009/apr/20/jazz-duke-ellington-jungle-sound

Apr 20, 2009 ... In the last instalment of 50 great moments in jazz, I looked at how Duke Ellington moved jazz on to a new level during the 1920s. But how did ...