Duke Ellington in Chicago - mid 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 437:

When the folky character of the blues, the fervor of the gospel songs, the rhythmic attack of the New Orleans musicians, and the more sophisticated approach of the East Coast players all came together in New York, jazz was provided with a new springboard. It was also transformed by the genius of Louis Armstrong, who influenced almost every trumpet player of his own and the following generations. He had tremendous gifts and a likable personality that won him friends everywhere. His imagination was matched by his technical ability, and he played high notes on his horn such as had not been heard …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 437. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430227068809 accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


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

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New York jazz performed by Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:17:49 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:06:31 +0100