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Duke Ellington – Music was his paint brush

One of Jazz's most prolific writers, arrangers and musicians.

One of Jazz’s most prolific writers, arrangers and musicians.

One of Jazz’s most prolific writers, arrangers and musicians.

Possibly, the most prolific writer and arranger in Jazz’s 100 year history, Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington emerges as one that could swing with the best of them, as well as provide a lush array of musical portraits.

Duke excelled in many ways; He was an excellent pianist, a superb arranger, an inexhaustible writer and an excellent band leader and showman.

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