Duke Ellington in Carnegie Hall - January, 1946

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 219-220:

Kay Davis was an honor student of Northwestern University, where she studied opera and majored in music. She had perfect pitch, could sight-read, and had all the gifts, so we decided to use her voice as an instrument. This was in addition to her interpretations of regular songs with words, and it proved very successful on several numbers. I shall never forget her first Carnegie Hall appearance in January 1946. Subtitled "A Blue Fog You Can Almost See Through," "Transbluency" was a last-minute kind of composition, and the two featured musicians (Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and Lawrence Brown …   more >>

cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 219-220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429448008026 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


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

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1946
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:53:28 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 10:31:25 +0100