Duke Ellington in Kuala Lumpur - 1972

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 405:

Our next stop is Kuala Lumpur, and a map is really necessary to appreciate the distances we are covering... We stay at a Chinese hotel which didn't have a suite until our embassy people took a wall out and had a doorway made between two rooms--especially for me! Evidently the news that I am a suite connoisseur has gone ahead of me. The corn soup and shrimp with rice are truly memorable here. So is a young clarinetist presented by a high government official, who wants to know if the boy should persist with his musical career. "Go pack your bag," I say jesting, after he has played a while. …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 405. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430077919133 accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Kuala Lumpur


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

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clarinet music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:51:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:01:29 +0100