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Duke Ellington

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best.


— Duke Ellington


#chance #do your best #problem #you #your

I don't need time, I need a deadline.


— Duke Ellington


#inspirational #time #inspirational

You can’t write music right unless you know how the man that’ll play it plays poker.


— Duke Ellington


#music

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.


— Duke Ellington


#energy #i #merely #pout #some

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.


— Duke Ellington


#any #kinds #latter #something #spend

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.


— Duke Ellington


#attractions #ceases #dangerous #want #you

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.


— Duke Ellington


#attitude #enough #never #satisfied

On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.


— Duke Ellington


#acquainted #becoming #been #began #bible

Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.


— Duke Ellington


#missing #playing #scrabble #vowels

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.


— Duke Ellington


#gray #just #over #passing #skies






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Did you know about Duke Ellington?

Ellington recorded for many American record companies and appeared in several films. Festival appearances at the new Monterey Jazz Festival and elsewhere provided venues for live exposure and a European tour in 1958 was well received. Nance however added violin to the instrumental colors Ellington had at his disposal.

Ellington recorded for many American record companies and appeared in several films. He often composed specifically for the style and skills of these individuals such as "Jeep's Blues" for Johnny Hodges "Concerto for Cootie" for Cootie Williams which later became "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me" with Bob Russell's lyrics and "The Mooche" for Tricky Sam Nanton and Bubber Miley. Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category".

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