Duke Ellington

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 122:

Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity. He gave up his position with the Denver Symphony to organize and lead a class jazz band… [N]obody held on to his band like Paul Whiteman did… All he wanted was to have those giant cats blow, and they blew up a storm. He brought them in from all over the country, stars of the years that followed, like Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Jack and Charlie Teagarden, Red Nichols., Bix Beiderbecke, Miff Mole, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Roy Bargy, Chester Hazlett, Bill Challis, …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429302768113 accessed: 4 October, 2023


Duke Ellington
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jazz band performed by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:32:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:30:52 +0100