Duke Ellington is one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. While white GOD fearing people were burning crosses in front of houses populated by black people or even killing them in the name of…something, Duke Ellington stared in Hollywood movies, and not as a servant. The glamorous big band era was mainly due to his talent and that of his collaborators who sticked with him right to the end. This is how Do nothin’ till you hear from me, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Symphony in black and my all time favourite: THE MOOCHE came into existance.
Duke Ellington – The master of them all