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  Duke Ellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Duke's father, James Edward Ellington, born in Lincolnton, North Carolina on April 15, 1879, was the son of a former slave.
Ellington's long-term aim became to extend the jazz form from the three-minute limit of the 78 rpm record side, of which he was an acknowledged master.
Duke Ellington died of lung cancer and pneumonia on May 24, 1974, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York City.
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Ellington was born in Washington, D.C., to J.E. and Daisy Kennedy Ellington.
Ellington's long-term aim though became to extend the jazz form from the three-minute limit of the 78 rpm record side, of which he was an acknowledged master.
Duke Ellington died on May 24, 1974 and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York City.
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 Duke Ellington - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Duke Ellington was a major force in jazz from the 1920s through the 1960s and his work continues to be influential today.
Ellington was born in Washington, D.C. to James Edward Ellington and Daisy Kennedy Ellington.
Duke Ellington died on May 24, 1974 and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York.
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 Solid! -- Duke Ellington
Ellington was also one of the few artists to successfully make the change from the hot music of the 1920s to swing in the 1930s, and he continued to contribute to the musical landscape in the post-war era.
In reality Ellington's music had always had a swing style to it, and such early swing kings as Benny Goodman and the Dorsey Brothers owe much to his genius.
Ellington was one of the few artists who managed to remain relevant throughout his career.
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 Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington started as a pool hall piano player and grew to become one of the great figures in American jazz.
Ellington was one of the first to use classical themes in jazz, and is still considered one of the most innovative composers in jazz history.
Duke Ellington - Ellington, Duke (Edward Kennedy Ellington), 1899–1974, American jazz musician and composer,...
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 Duke Ellington St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Continuing to study piano formally, as well as learning from the city's ragtime pianists,; Ellington formed his own band at age 19, and soon was earning enough playing for parties and dances to marry Edna Thompson.
Major sidemen who joined the Duke Ellington Band in the Cotton Club era included Barney Bigard on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano sax, and Cootie Williams on the trumpet.
Although the Ellington ensemble continued to be ranked as one of the top two or three jazz orchestras during the 1950s,; their difficult repertoire, coupled with frequent personnel changes, led to spotty performances that were often disappointing to their fans.
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 "Duke" Ellington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many music scholars consider Duke Ellington the most important musician in the history of the jazz style.
Ellingtons full name was Edward Kennedy Ellington and he was born in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 1899 and he died on May 24th 1974.
In Duke Ellingtons lifetime he performed with many of the greatest jazz artists now numbered in history.
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