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STORY OF DUKE ELLINGTON & LIONEL HAMPTON

Duke Ellington was one of the most important composers in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. As well as touring year in and year out, he kept on recording and his music is still an inspiration to all jazz musicians and fans.

  • Jazz, Blues, Swing