Duke Ellington in Seattle - 1962

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 249-251:

We were playing a joint in Seattle in 1962, and everything was going smoothly until our bassist, Aaron Bell, decided to tell me that he would have to leave the band in a day or two. I'm in Seattle and really stuck for a bass player, so I had to act quickly. I got on the phone and called Pat Willard in Los Angeles, asked whom she knew who might be available and free to leave immediately. She gave me a few names… The last name on the list was Ernie Shepard… Well, Shep arrived on time, and the minute he played the first number I knew I had hit the jackpot. Such sensitivity, such taste, …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 249-251. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429611857713 accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Seattle


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

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bass and voice performed by Ernie Shepard

Experience Information

Date/Time 1962
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:24:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:51:46 +0100