Duke Ellington

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 133-134:

[Band members] Barney Bigard and Wellman Braud… [were both from New Orleans]… They would talk of Old Days, even before their time, calling names, very colorful names, like Buddy Bolden and King Oliver, and they would have a lot to say about the marching bands and the Second Line... Everything they talked about and played was the purest old jazz, and they were forever making comparisons between the New York cats and the jazz clan of New Orleans. It all sounded so good and so romantic that I was ready to catch the next train. Finally in the middle '30s we went to New Orleans, and it was …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 133-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429375594378 accessed: 21 June, 2024


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

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New Orleans jazz performed by Barney Bigard
battle of music performed by Barney Bigard, Fletcher Henderson

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:46:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:33:37 +0100