Duke Ellington - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 422-423:

Harold Ashby brought his tenor saxophone and sat in with us several times. To us, these were very zesty samplings. After he had recorded with us once or twice, we could hear that Jimmy Hamilton had been strongly influenced by him. We could, in fact, hear it after his very first visit. It created a fine spirit in us all, because Ash had started out trying to play like Ben Webster, whom we all loved. But by this time he had allowed a lot of his own self to break through, to join with Ben's style, and to mature into an indescribable prime product of soul-saturated solo popping de luxe! "How do…   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 422-423. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430079717628 accessed: 19 April, 2024


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

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Harold Ashby

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:21:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:03:57 +0100