Tag Archives: Duke Ellington

Dr Eliot’s’ Five Foot Shelf

I came of age as a bright-eyed student in the middle of another flare up of the canon wars.  Not “cannon”, as in the large gunpowder piece of artillery that shoots steel balls between pirate ships.  Not “Canon” the camera … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of 1929

The twentieth century in music brought in a modern world that was fragmented in many directions at once.  Thanks to recording technology, it was a musical world that was preserved for us to still hear today.  Before the twentieth century, … Continue reading

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Swing, Swing, Swing

One of the great inspirations for this blog is the Duke Ellington quote: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind” Another great Duke quote is from the title of one of his compositions: “It don’t … Continue reading

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