Duke Ellington - early 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 439-440:

By this time, jazz had become very much identified with the saxophone, and jazz musicians found new ways to express themselves on it. Out of Fletcher Henderson's band came Coleman Hawkins, whose big tone on the tenor saxophone remained the model for the profession until Lester Young appeared with Count Basie's band during 1936. Young's approach and spare tone were quite different, and they were copied by, among many others, Stan Getz, who later did so much to popularize bossa nova, a Brazilian form which set "cool" jazz to samba rhythm. Years later, John Coltrane came to the fore in turn with …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 439-440. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430228209792 accessed: 28 May, 2024


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

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Latin jazz performed by Stan Getz
cool jazz performed by Lester Young
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Coleman Hawkins

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:36:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:09:54 +0100