Duke Ellington(CBS 63563-France)-"Monologue"-LP.
|Three Cent Stomp||2:55|
|On A Turquoise Cloud||3:15|
|New York City Blues||3:05|
|Hy' A Sue||2:45|
|Lady Of The Lavender Mist||3:10|
|The Clothed Woman||2:50|
|Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)||2:15|
|Stop Look And Listen||3:20|
|Rock-Skippin' At The Blue Note||2:28|
|Change My Ways||3:15|
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington started as a pool hall piano player and grew to become one of the great figures in American jazz performance. Duke Ellington grew up in a middle-class family in Washington, D.C. He was given piano lessons as a boy, but didn't really take to the instrument until his teenage years, when he heard jazz being played in a local hangout. He began playing in pool halls and clubs, formed his own band, gained local fame and then moved to New York City. By 1927, the year Ellington turned 28, he was a regular at the famous Cotton Club. One of the first to use classical themes in jazz, Duke Ellington is considered one of the its most innovative composers as well. Many of his later numbers were written with his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn, who wrote Ellington's signature tune "Take the 'A' Train." At the height of his career, Duke Ellington toured the world with his orchestra and composed many standards. His best known numbers include "Mood Indigo," "In A Sentimental Mood," and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." He published his autobiography, Music Is My Mistress, in 1973. The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Duke Ellington....................BOTH RECORD AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.