Duke Ellington: In Hollywood: Swing Era

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2004
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Duke Ellington: In Hollywood: Swing Era is a collection of rare footage of Duke Ellington. Most of the material focuses on the work he did for major Hollywood studios during the 1920s and 1930s. Featured in this compilation are performances of "Black and Tan," "Symphony In Black," as well as a number of other classics. Duke Ellington is one of the greatest composers of all time. Over his lifetime he composed over 1,000 pieces, as well as performed in some of the most important bands of his time. His work as a pianist and band leader paved the way for most of the musical output in America. He is known for his work in jazz, as well as other genres including blues, gospel, film, pop and classical. His compositions have been collected in a number of songbooks, and many have become standards in their own rights. During his lifetime he won many awards for his achievements in progressing music on a whole, and is highly regarded as one of the most instrumental thinkers in music to this day.moreless

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