15/11/08

Duke Ellington

Duke recordado no London Jazz Festival .
"Maestro Duke Ellington at the piano with his orchestra . Seventy-five years ago, Duke Ellington and his orchestra's first tour of England transformed how Ellington, American music and African American music were viewed on both sides of the Atlantic. It changed how Ellington viewed his own artistry, encouraging him to experiment further beyond the danceable sounds audiences typically expected of black artists in the jazz world. And in the US, Ellington's 1933 British tour significantly pushed forward the idea of Americans finally accepting their own music as a serious art form."

3 comentários:

Mike disse...

Que maldade boa... The Duke. Um dos meus preferidos. :-)

ana v. disse...

Excelente, GJ!

Grande Jóia disse...

:)