Duke Ellington - between 1934 and 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 125:

Rex Stewart had been taught the responsibility of commanding respect for his race and to this end he maintained an offstage image very deliberately. [... He] was always posing to some extent and never really relaxed. It is possible that tensions and conflicts came from this and were apparent in his music, but he was an exciting player who made a big contribution during the years he was with us--1934-45. He was extremely versatile and we made use of his virtuosity on "Trumpet in Spades" and "Boy Meets Horn." His half-valved effects on the latter have never been forgotten[.]

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 125. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429380966751 accessed: 20 July, 2024


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

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''Trumpet in Spades' and 'Boy Meets Horn' performed by Rex Stewart

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1934 and 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:16:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:24:19 +0100