Duke Ellington in District of Columbia

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 69:

Otto Hardwick was known as the little brother of John Hardwick in Washington, D.C., during the '20s. I think John played banjo, and he always felt responsible for watching over him. Otto was considered to be a nice kid, and to have music potential. I forget exactly when, but on one of those occasions when the more mature saxophone players were all engaged, we turned to him… He read very well and played even better, so he was no longer looked on as too young to be called for a job… [H]e gradually became like my first chair saxophone around Washington… Otto, or "Toby" as he liked to be…   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429001727358 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


Duke Ellington
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Saxophone music performed by Otto Hardwick

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Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:55:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:18:37 +0100