Quote # 24 by Duke Ellington

Quote # 24 by Duke Ellington

“Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It’s not an occupation or profession, it’s a compulsion.”

– Duke Ellington 


Duke Ellington was a an American composer, pianist and big-band leader and he wrote over 1,000 compositions. Below are some nice videos and sound clips with Duke Ellington and some master pieces.


Duke Ellington, It don’t mean a thing (1943)


Duke Ellington, C Jam Blues (1942)


Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – In a sentimental mood (1962)


Duke Ellington and his orchestra, Sophisticated Lady (1965)


Duke Ellington, Take the A train – Live in Paris (1958)


Duke Ellington, Hot Chocolate (Cottontail, 1941)


Duke Ellington “All Stars” Octet – On The Sunny Side Of Street (1964)

Musicians are; Duke Ellington (p), Rolf Ericson (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bars), Bibi Rovére (b), Sam Woodyard (dr)


Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “Bundle Of Blues” (1933)



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