愛德華肯尼基艾靈頓(Edward Kennedy Ellington)

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Meet Amazing Americans 音樂家與作曲家 艾靈頓公爵 (Duke Ellington)
 
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Duke Ellington, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946.

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紐約市的派拉蒙戲院
(Paramount Theater)1946

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生於: 1899429日的華盛頓特區
死於
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1974524日的紐約市

原名愛德華肯尼基艾靈頓(Edward Kennedy Ellington)的艾靈頓公爵(Duke Ellington)是爵士樂創始人之一。7歲即開始彈奏鋼琴,15歲時,已經開始作曲。身為鋼琴家、樂隊領隊、編曲者及作曲家的艾靈頓與他旗下的樂團總共演奏了50年。艾靈頓的著名歌曲包括「別再奔波了」(Don't Get Around Much Anymore)、「複雜的女人」(Sophisticated Lady)及「一種感傷心情」(In a Sentimental Mood)

Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke Ellington was one of the founding fathers of jazz music. He started playing piano at the age of seven, and by the time he was 15, he was composing. A pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, Ellington and his band played together for 50 years. Some of Ellington's most famous songs include "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Sophisticated Lady" and "In a Sentimental Mood."


Front cover of 'Rosary' 1903.
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