Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress

Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (written work, Memoir/autobiography)

Listening experiences

1429000607332: He [Percy Johnson] had a player-piano and he put o...

1429001100474: Sidney Bechet was one of the truly great originals...

1429001727358: Otto Hardwick was known as the little brother of J...

1429002037429: Every young drummer who ever saw Sonny Greer in hi...

1429002319779: When Elmer Snowden came to Washington in Joe Roche...

1429002498935: As a trumpet player [Arthur Whetsol] had a tonal p...

1429104941355: [In 1951] Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown, and Sonny...

1429105282168: The Washingtonians were different in several ways....

1429105731883: Willie "The Lion" Smith--would that I were suffici...

1429300994495: George James was known in Harlem as "Mexico." He w...

1429301384763: Later, when I showed up in New York, I found him [...

1429301625362: Other times [in New York], Lippy and the bunch wou...

1429301993260: As a drummer, Chick [Webb] had his own ideas about...

1429302198583: When I first came to New York, Count Basie was pla...

1429302768113: Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and n...

1429302987245: When I was a kid, I used to go to the Howard Theat...

1429303469197: Bubber Miley was from the body and soul of Soulsvi...

1429343026969: [Everything 'Tricky Sam' Joe Nanton did] was up th...

1429343236838: Charlie Irvis, who was known as Charlie Plug, was ...

1429343388770: Freddy Guy was born in Georgia, but he had been in...

1429375594378: [Band members] Barney Bigard and Wellman Braud… [w...

1429611254732: [Drummer Sam Woodyard] was one of three heroes wh...

1429611467086: Jimmy Grissom sang with the band in the early '50s...

1429611857713: We were playing a joint in Seattle in 1962, and ev...

1429612391131: When we were playing the Booker T. Washington thea...

1429613602014: When we returned from the Orient in 1972, we had t...

1429613965083: Alan Douglas of United Artists arranged a record d...

1429615075955: In 1965, I was invited by Dean C. J. Bartlett and ...

1429708775185: [The Cathedral of St John’s the Divine, NY] is rep...

1429709336436: [We performed, in the 1960’s] the ‘Sacred Concert’...

1429709783547: In 1963, I found myself in Paris with an unusual c...

1429710320963: When I heard Tony [Watkins] sing his version of "T...

1429890359260: The 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Se...

1429890778016: After this second concert [in Sao Paolo, 1968] we ...

1429891101925: There is a lot of musical life in the city… Opera ...

1429892862028: After the concert [in Prague] and the autograph ro...

1429893110015: The anticipation of our tour of Russia in 1971 is ...

1430048896632: One hour after our arrival in Moscow we are guests...

1430049428255: We are invited to attend a performance in the lov...

1430049814279: At one of Ambassador Beam's receptions, I am delig...

1430077455751: [W]e are to play two concerts with the National Sy...

1430077690992: Everything goes off well, the President comes to t...

1430077919133: Our next stop is Kuala Lumpur, and a map is really...

1430078255468: Today, we often go to Jean Houel's Rasputin restau...

1430078867313: The first time we heard Rufus "Speedy" Jones was t...

1430079717628: Harold Ashby brought his tenor saxophone and sat i...

1430079948137: The story of jazz is a long list of great names, r...

1430226417956: As a young man in Washington, D.C., I was impresse...

1430226710867: The blues were worldly songs, but the gospel songs...

1430227068809: When the folky character of the blues, the fervor ...

1430227524622: [Louis] Armstrong had been to New York to play wit...

1430227764402: [Fletcher]Henderson's, more than any other, was th...

1430228209792: By this time, jazz had become very much identified...

1430228463714: Bop was regarded by many people as a revolution ag...

1430230823406: [Duke Ellington’s 40th birthday celebration hosted...

1430231044062: Q: You are said to have been influenced by the Eng...

author

Duke Ellington

published in

1973

publisher

Doubleday (publisher)

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Cite as Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973)
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