Duke Ellington in Howard Theatre - 1921

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 66:

Sidney Bechet was one of the truly great originals. I shall never forget the first time I heard him play, at the Howard Theatre in Washington around 1921. I had never heard anything like it. It was a completely new sound and conception to me.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429001100474 accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Howard Theatre


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

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horns performed by Sidney Bechet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:45:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:11:29 +0100