9 thoughts on “ Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (CD, Album)

  1. Label: Columbia - COL 2,Columbia - 2 • Series: Jazz Originals • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (CD) | Discogs4/5(2).
  2. Label: Harmony (4) - HAS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Australia • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (Vinyl) | Discogs.
  3. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, – May 24, ) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from until his death over a career spanning more than six decades. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mids onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Shipping: Free.
  4. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, – May 24, ) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mids onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in.
  5. Background. Ellington recorded the album as a tribute to Billy Strayhorn, who died of cancer in May Strayhorn was a composer, arranger, and one of Ellington's closest friends. Recording and music. The album was recorded in August and November
  6. Jul 27,  · Duke Ellington's piano style influenced generations of pianists, from Thelonious Monk to Randy Weston. This trio recording, with his orchestra's rhythm section of drummer Sam Woodyard and Aaron Bell, clearly unveils the maestro's powerful touch, black-and-tan chords, and unstoppable swing, all often overshadowed in the work of his bigger /5(47).
  7. In August , Duke Ellington and his orchestra were in Canada, performing in the same city as the ongoing Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Curious, Ellington and his longtime composer/arranger Billy Strayhorn talked to festival staffers, and Ellington soon announced his next album project would be a conceptual piece, paying tribute to.
  8. PIANO IN The background + 4 BONUS TRACKS focused on the original album Piano in the Background (Columbia CS) is Duke Ellington some of his biggest hits and took it again on new, mostly as a soloist on the piano/5(5).
  9. Jan 14,  · An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his year career.

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