Duke Ellington in District of Columbia - early 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 26:

I used to spend nights listening to Doc Perry, Louis Brown, and Louis Thomas. They were schooled musicians who had been to the conservatory. But I listened to the unschooled, too. There was a fusion, a borrowing of ideas, and they helped one another right in front of where I was standing, leaning over the piano, listening. Oh, I was a great listener! Louis Brown had unbelievable technique. He played chromatic thirds faster than most of the greats of that time could play chromatic singles (his left hand could play an eleventh in any key). The others could only marvel at this, but not with …   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 26. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429000364232 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Mozart
performed by Louis Brown

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:32:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:08:51 +0100