Duke Ellington in Philadelphia - 1944

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 216:

Cat Anderson joined the band in Philadelphia in 1944. He had had a good musical education and had really mastered the trumpet. Because of the attention he had devoted to high-note technique, he was always given the responsibility of a Babe Ruth when the bases were loaded. All the other cats would do their individual thing, playing true to their tonal personalities, and then for the highspot, for the screeching, clear-over-the-wall, clean-the-bases job, here would come Cat and his acrobatics beyond the limits of the instrument. He did this with an over-500 batting average, but in spite of …   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429447093851 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Philadelphia


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

Listening to

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trumpet music
written by Miles Davis
performed by William "Cat" Anderson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1944
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:38:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:49:34 +0100