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There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.


Boris Vian


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You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what's his favorite composition? And I say, I haven't written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.


Stevie Wonder


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I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz in New York on the radio.


Steve Lacy


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I heard Sidney Bechet play a Duke Ellington piece and fell in love with the soprano saxophone.


Steve Lacy


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It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter.


Abbey Lincoln


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Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that? Name me a jazz pianist who wasn't influenced by European music!


Dave Brubeck


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Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.


Lawrence Welk


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If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good.


Norman Granz


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I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we're always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time.


George Shearing


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So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops.


Ed Smith


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