Στα επιφανή μέλη του April born musicians club ο Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, ο μεγαλύτερος συνθέτης & bandleader την ιστορία της jazz. Ο μόνος ίσως από τους πρωταγωνιστές της που συγκεντρώνει την εκτίμηση και το σεβασμό όλων, σύγχρονων και μεταγενέστερων, ακόμα και εκείνων που έκαναν σημαία τους το σπάσιμο των δεσμών με την παράδοση. Στις 6 δεκαετίες της καριέρας του, ο Duke Ellington υπήρξε, και είναι ακόμα, η σταθερή αξία και το σημείο αναφοράς για όσους θεωρούμε τη jazz μια απο τις σημαντικότερες μορφές μουσικής έκφρασης απ’ τις αρχές του 20ου αι. μέχρι σήμερα.

Among the prominent members of the April born musicians club this date, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is the greatest composer & bandleader in the history of jazz history. He may be the only one, throughout his six decades long career, who gathered respect and admiration from everyone, peers and successors, even from the ones who made their names by breaking ties with tradition. Duke Ellington has been, and still is, a steady value, a point of reference for all of us who consider jazz one of the leading forms of musical expression from early 20th century to this day.

0:00 The Dicty Glide 3:12 East St. Louis Toodle-o 6:51 Jungle Nights In Harlem 9:45 Mood Indigo 12:55 Take The “A” Train 15:51 Sentimental Lady 18:54 Chelsea Bridge 21:50 Come Sunday 26:20 In A Sentimental Mood 29:21 It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

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  1. Liz Gauffreau April 11, 2024 at 1:34 am

    I really enjoyed this. I felt that I was in a nightclub dressed to the nines and fox trotting my little heart out!

    1. Oannes April 11, 2024 at 1:35 pm

      A beautiful picture… This guy surely knew how to make people dream! Thank you!

  2. Resa April 18, 2024 at 1:30 am

    Love this podcast. Fast or slow, I tapped my toe. Thank you!
    His music is a time and place I’d love to visit.
    Norm hears this and says music has gone backwards.

    1. Oannes April 18, 2024 at 6:43 am

      “Music has gone backwards” – my words exactly. That’s the main idea behind this blog. Thank you!

      1. Resa April 18, 2024 at 10:30 pm

        Works for me! Thank you!


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