Duke Ellington in Prague - 1969

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 381-382:

After the concert [in Prague] and the autograph routine… I find about eight people have attached themselves to me. They follow me upstairs and right into [my hotel room]…. I feel so good, just to think that these kids from Russia know about us. I spend the next half hour talking, pantomiming compliments and good wishes. They make it known that they too are musicians, all playing in a special company. They tell me who plays what, and the girl sings and plays guitar for us. It is a pleasurable and informative encounter. They want to know why we have not been to Russia, and I explain it …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 381-382. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429892862028 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Prague

Listeners

Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]
1899-1974

Listening to

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female voice and guitar

Experience Information

Date/Time 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:27:42 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:04:37 +0100