M.Leddy + dukeellington   55

Brooks Kerr (1951–2018)
Brooks Kerr, pianist and Duke Ellington scholar, has died at the age of sixty-six.
DukeEllington  jazz  piano 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday, a random possible discovery
It may be coincidence, but a phrase that Bubber Miley plays and repeats in a 1927 recording sure sounds like the germ of Johnny Hodges’s “Good Queen Bess.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
“I am a musician who is a member of the American Federation of Labor, and who hopes one day to amount to something artistically.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Maurice Peress (1930–2017)
A conductor known especially for his work with Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
“In a Sentimental Mood,” two takes
Ethan Iverson writes about Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, “In a Sentimental Mood,” and “scalar thought.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
Ellington and Strayhorn, on a train, composing.
BillyStrayhorn  DukeEllington 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Review: Duke Ellington, An Intimate Piano Session
These sixteen recordings, all made on August 25, 1972, are a considerable addition to the body of Ellington’s work as solo pianist and accompanist.
DukeEllington  jazz  music  piano 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“E” is for Ellington
Up to “E” in my dad’s CDs. With “Melancholia” and “Reflections in D.”
DukeEllington  family  jazz  music  piano 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Review: The Duke Box 2
I’m always in the mood for more Ellington.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
The oldest Ellingtonian?
Eve Duke, aka Eve Smith, aka Yvonne Lanauze, is still making music at the age of ninety-one.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
A 1930 photograph and “Old Man Blues.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, Rotterdam 1969
It’s clear that this band has come to play.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
“Lush Life” plus
Duke Ellington and the radio personality William B. Williams talk. Billy Strayhorn sings and plays.
BillyStrayhorn  DukeEllington  jazz  music  radio 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Billy Strayhorn centenary
William Thomas Strayhorn was born on November 29, 1915.
BillyStrayhorn  DukeEllington  jazz  music 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, The Conny Plank Session
The Conny Plank Session is the only Ellington release I know of to be named for a recording engineer.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
“Duke” is not the only nickname I’ve had or enjoyed.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music  names 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Ellington sings!
“Moon Maiden” is to my knowledge the only singing Ellington ever did on record.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Herb Jeffries (1913–2014)
He was, I believe, the last link to the 1940s Ellington band.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Alice Babs (1924–2014)
Alice Babs was a child star, a musician of extraordinary range, and perhaps the unlikeliest Ellingtonian.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
february 2014 by M.Leddy
Adam Gopnik on Duke Ellington
“Gopnik’s understanding of his subjects — Ellington and jazz — is limited. That’s a polite way of saying that he doesn’t know what he’s writing about.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: chinoiserie
A word that always makes me think of Duke Ellington.
DukeEllington  words 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington in Afghanistan
The Ellington band visited Afghanistan in 1963 while on tour for the United States State Department.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
From a 1944 New Yorker profile: Ellington on food.
DukeEllington  food  jazz  music 
april 2013 by M.Leddy
Maria Cole (1922–2012)
In the 1940s, as Marie Ellington, she sang with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Ellington and an iPhone app
“What is that music?” I asked myself.
DukeEllington  iPhone  jazz  music 
may 2012 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
“The popularity of it doesn’t matter, doesn’t mean anything, because when you get into popularity, then you’re talking about money and not music.”
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington and erasers
“I’m happy to report that Duke Ellington’s name no longer appears on the Blackwing Experience page.”
Blackwing  DukeEllington  music  pencils 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, Blackwing Johnson’s Baby Powder user
“The context for this post, as explained in an earlier post: a pencil company’s choice to market its merchandise by using the Ellington name.”
Blackwing  DukeEllington  music  pencils 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, sombrero user
“A pencil manufacturer’s association of the Ellington name with its replica version of the Blackwing pencil is a matter of very wishful thinking. Others might call it misleading.”
Blackwing  DukeEllington  music  pencils 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, balalaika user
“The context for this post is a pencil company’s choice to market its merchandise by using the Ellington name.”
Blackwing  DukeEllington  music  pencils 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, Blackwing pencils, and aspirational branding
“It’s curious that as Moleskine steps back from the abyss of aspirational branding (‘the legendary notebook of Hemingway, Picasso, and Chatwin’), California Cedar has jumped in, head first, without even putting on a helmet.”
advertising  Blackwing  DukeEllington  music  pencils 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Kay Davis (1920–2012)
Katherine McDonald sang as Kay Davis with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1944 to 1950
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington and a Blackwing
EKE, in a BBC studio, at work with a Blackwing pencil.
Blackwing  DukeEllington  jazz  music  pencils 
december 2011 by M.Leddy
Butch Ballard (1918–2011)
One of the few musicians to have played with both the Count Basie and Ellington bands.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, pothead?
If Ellington was a “pothead,” his use was a very well-kept secret.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington’s birthday
Ellington at the Château de Goutelas, 1966
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2011 by M.Leddy
Fargo, 1940
From NPR, the story behind one of the greatest Ellington recordings — Fargo, North Dakota; November 7, 1940.
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, morning person?
Eight o'clock in the morning, on a children's television show
DukeEllington  JoyaSherrill  jazz  music 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
Charles Mingus defies bomb threat
"Racism planted that bomb, but racism ain't strong enough to kill this music. If I'm going to die, I'm ready. But I'm going out playing 'Sophisticated Lady.'"
CharlesMingus  DukeEllington  jazz  music 
june 2010 by M.Leddy
Duke Ellington, 1953
A hilarious appearance on What's My Line
DukeEllington  jazz  music  television 
may 2010 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington's birthday
Rex Stewart describes "the Governor's" composing practices
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2010 by M.Leddy
Buster Cooper
Trombonist, one of the last Ellingtonians
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
december 2009 by M.Leddy
On Duke Ellington's birthday
A photograph and an excerpt from Music Is My Mistress
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Oh, Lee—wan—do!
Ad for Lewandos, New England chain of cleaners, whose name inspired the opening phrase of Duke Ellington's "East St. Louis Toodle-oo"
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
october 2008 by M.Leddy
The Duke Box
Duke Ellington , 1940s live recordings, 8 CDs
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
may 2008 by M.Leddy
Ellington for beginners
Review of The Great Paris Concert, the best introduction to the music of Duke Ellington
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
march 2008 by M.Leddy
Ellington in Illinois
Two concerts for jazz band and orchestra
DukeEllington  jazz  music 
march 2008 by M.Leddy

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