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.
For Joe Louis and LOUIS ARMSTRONG and Muhammad Ali and Bill Cosby and MILES DAVIS and Ossie Davis and EDWARD KENNEDY ELLINGTON and Dizzy Gillespie and GARDNER TAYLOR and W.
Duke Ellington, ne Edward Kennedy Ellington, the musician who was to become the composer who would process or stylize--which is to say extend, elaborate and refine--more indigenous American raw material into universally appealing fine art by means of idiomatic devices than any other, was born in Washington, DC, on April 29, 1899, six years after Dvorak's pronouncement preliminary to the premiere of the New Worm Symphony.
en donde con el afamado pianista y compositor de color Edward Kennedy Ellington interpreta piezas tales como Sunny o Indian Summer.
His name was Edward Kennedy Ellington, but everybody called him Duke, a nickname that was given to him by a friend, just before he entered high school, as a tribute to his elegance and regal bearing.