Essays Tagged: "Duke Ellington"

Duke ellington

uch musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innovators of the 20th century. He is Duke Ellington. Along with his band, he alone influenced millions of people both around the world an ... Hajdu,72). These days you can find his name on over 1500 CS's(Illistated Encyclopedia of Jazz,254). Duke's legacy will live on for generations to come.Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington, ...

(7 pages) 147 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A Portrait Of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of American music. Edw ... ngton D.C. on April 29, 1899.His parents were James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. They raised Duke as an only child, until his sister, Ruth, was born when Duke was sixteen years old.Duke, even a ... s old.Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical life, Duke began to take a promising interest in a new type of music that would later be called jazz. Choo ...

(7 pages) 84 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Music of the 1930's, a positive influence through the depression

s City ballroom jumping (World Book 159). Still others say it allstarted in 1932 when the great Duke Ellington recorded the album "TheAnthem of Idiom", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got T ...

(3 pages) 135 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Duke Ellington

n a time when music was going through a transformation from a ragtime style to a jazz-blues fusion, Duke Ellington was there to add his own style. There may have been many more decorated composers and ... as there to add his own style. There may have been many more decorated composers and musicians, but Duke Ellington revolutionized the way music was written, and in the eyes of many, has earned the tit ...

(4 pages) 106 1 4.2 May/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

"Spoken Word" .

rlem Renaissance....1.You're in a coffee house, the lights are dimmed, and you sit by candlelight.2.Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald play softly in the background.3.You are now enjoying the Poetry r ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

The Harlem Renaissance.

American blacks mostly during the Renaissance. Some great musicians of the Harlem Renaissance were Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Louis Armstrong. Duke Ellington was not just a popular pianist and ...

(2 pages) 148 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The "Roaring Twenties"

as mainly a popular sound in the 1920's. The Jazz Age came along with artists like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Another big entertainment success was talking movies. These were known as "Talkies" ...

(4 pages) 134 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is about Jazz's dominant affect on the social environment in America.

ntertain (Catlin). Many black jazz musicians were seeking social and musical acceptance by society. Duke Ellington attempted to raise the level of dignity African-Americans were receiving in a multitu ... eliefs. Goodman broke yet another barrier when he performed with black stars from Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (Porter 141). After seeing white jazz stars ...

(8 pages) 184 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Histoy of the jazz age

the American South. There were many important musicians who became famous in the Jazz Age, such as Duke Ellington. The Jazz Age made a big impact on other parts of American culture besides music, suc ... any great musicians who became famous during the Jazz Age. One of the most well-known musicians was Duke Ellington. He was born in Washington D.C in 1899 and was able to support himself by playing the ...

(3 pages) 197 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


ward Ellington, who was successively a coachman, butler, caterer, and blueprint draftsman. J.E., as Duke called his father, always acted as though he had money, whether he had it or not. He raised his ... own at the bass clef end of the piano he dedicated himself to keyboard technique. By his mid-teens, Duke (the nickname came from a snooty junior high school friend who liked to give his pals titles) w ...

(10 pages) 95 0 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Brief History of Jazz

ith his Red Hot Peppers), pianist James P. Johnson (the king of stride pianists), arranger-composer Duke Ellington and the up-and-coming tenorColeman Hawkins became important forces in the jazz world. ... ad been earlier. Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw had million sellers and Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington were household names and celebrities.During those years jazz developed in several way ...

(8 pages) 177 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

What Does it Mean? By Alex Duke

oday.The Fourth, and favorite, "successful" individual is none other than the King of Jazz himself, Duke Ellington. The Duke fits all four criteria of a successful individual. He's educated, smart, kn ... ful individual. He's educated, smart, knows his trade, and he has definitely changed peoples lives. Duke Ellington grew up in Washington D.C. and went to an all black school. He learned to play piano ...

(6 pages) 31 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Duke Ellington

any pieces that have entered the standard repertory, and his musical materials now preserved in the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Jazz Music: Negotiation Through Dialogue

ety.One example of dialogue between West and Marsalis is located on page 731. West quotes the great Duke Ellington in stating that "Jazz is freedom"�. West goes on to say, "because I've always ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.3 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


influence in society during the 1930's. Such acts as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington traversed Abanilla 2 cultural boundaries in order to unite both groups. Goodman went ...

(6 pages) 518 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duke Elington

DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington?s life is the story of a man who was determined to be someone someday. ... friend thought he needed an elegant nickname to go with his new lifestyle so Edward was nicknamed ?Duke?. Duke?s free time was spent listening, watching, and learning music from older African America ... music they played was ragtime and stride (a style of music created by African Americans) and jazz. Duke learned a lot about playing the piano from Oliver ?Doc? Perry. Perry?s knowledge helped Duke de ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beautifully Tormented "Lady Day"

ond had her working with the greatest musicians of the time including: Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, and most importantly, the saxophonist Lester Young. Lester Young is an ...

(3 pages) 1063 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

"In A Sentimental Mood"

"In A Sentimental Mood" By Duke Ellington, as recorded on "Duke Ellington and John Coltrane" "In a Sentimental Mood", w ... "In a Sentimental Mood", written by Duke Ellington is performed on this recording by John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Aaron Bell, and Elvin Jones on the twenty-sixth of September in the year 1962. This ... he time. Coltrane approaches the recording with his regular drummer at the time, Elvin Jones, while Duke brings bassist Aaron Bell to provide the pulse for the recording. This meeting shows the versat ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Mr. Rhythm: Freddie Green

ed Freddie to perform with the group. An elite group of musicians - two went on to play for pianist Duke Ellington and Count Basie, both famous jazz pianists.After Freddie's parents died when Freddie ...

(3 pages) 856 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Ahmet Ertegun

a crushing defeat. In 1932, when Ahmet was nine, his older brother took him to see Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington at the London Palladium. Two years later, Ahmet learned his father had been assigned ...

(6 pages) 1246 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies