Edward Kennedy Ellington

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United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)

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Nicholson tracks Edward Kennedy Ellington from his birth to black middle class parents in Washington DC in 1899, through a disciplined, almost Victorian childhood, to the discovery of the art that he would later refer to in his autobiography as 'my mistress': music.