Duke Ellington B-Day Podcast! [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On April 29…

The Duke was born

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Σαν σήμερα, 29 Απριλίου 1899, στην Washington DC γεννήθηκε ο Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, ο μεγαλύτερος συνθέτης και ο μεγαλύτερος bandleader την ιστορία της jazz. Ο μόνος ίσως από τους πρωταγωνστές της που συγκεντρώνει την εκτίμηση και το σεβασμό των πάντων, σύγχρονών του και μεταγενέστερων, ακόμα και εκείνων που έκαναν το σπάσιμο των δεσμών με την παράδοση σημαία τους. Στις 6 δεκαετίες της καριέρας του, ο Duke Ellington υπήρξε, και είναι ακόμα, η σταθερή αξία, το σημείο αναφοράς για όλους εκείνους που θεωρούν [-με] τη jazz μια απο τις κορυφαίες μορφές μουσικής έκφρασης απ’ τις αρχές του 20ου αι. μέχρι σήμερα.


On this date, April 29, 1899, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, the greatest composer and the greatest bandleader in jazz history, was born in Washington DC. He may be the only one, throughout his six decades long career, gathered respect and admiration from everyone, peers and successors, even from the ones who made their names by breaking ties with tradition. Duke Ellington has been, and still is, the point of reference for all those who consider jazz as one of the leading forms of musical expression from early 20th century to this day.

0:00 The Dicty Glide 3:12 East St. Louis Toodle-o 6:51 Jungle Nights In Harlem 9:45 Mood Indigo 12:55 Take The “A” Train 15:51 Sentimental Lady 18:54 Chelsea Bridge 21:50 Come Sunday 26:20 In A Sentimental Mood 29:21 It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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