Duke Ellington - between the 1950's and the 1970's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 421:

The first time we heard Rufus "Speedy" Jones was the night in Miami when Jackie Gleason had gathered all the big bands together for a television show. Rufus was then with Count Basie, and Sam Woodyard, who was with us, was very complimentary. Rufus had been given big solo spots, and his explosive rhythms and animation came off in very convincing, symbolic patterns. His horizontal movements--straightforward and circular--from cymbal to cymbal, along with his eyes and eyeglasses, all seemed to play a part in this mysticalizationisimist's paradiddled self-portrait tapestry. Since Rufus Jones …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 421. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430078867313 accessed: 25 July, 2024


Duke Ellington
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Count Basie Big Band performed by Rufus Jones
Duke Ellington Band performed by Rufus Jones

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:07:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:03:14 +0100