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Duke Ellington Orchestra

Know your players

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Ellington uses this pieces to showcase the peerless artists in the orchestra.

You know the names. Know you know their sounds.

Ellington wrote his first song in 1914, and his band has featured many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. His ability to compose for the band as a whole and to feature specific players’ talents is what made him such an incredible band leader.

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