Duke Ellington - 1928

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 121:

Freddy Jenkins came to us from Wilberforce University in 1928. [...] He was a good reader, but he developed an extra dimension that earned him the nickname of "Posey." It really began with his sitting at the end of the trumpet section. He brought us a new kind of sparkle: his every move was a picture, in the groove, and right on top of the action. Even a cliché in his solos had an extra unique flare, a personality play. He was total "theatre"-le plus jambon. He dressed flashily, almost foppishly, and gained the attention veteran vaude-villians strove for--and bragged about …   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429376456707 accessed: 15 June, 2024


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

Listening to

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trumpet music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Freddy Jenkins

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:11:17 +0100