What instruments did Duke Ellington play?
|Occupation(s)||Bandleader Musician Composer|
|Associated acts||Billy Strayhorn|
Just so, what instruments were in Duke Ellington's band?
For Ellington, the big band was not simply made up of five reeds, four trumpets, three trombones, drums, a bass, and a piano; it was made up of individuals.
Beside above, what is Duke Ellington's most famous song? Duke Ellington is best remembered for the over 3000 songs that he composed during his lifetime. His best known titles include; "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", “Solitude", "In a Mellotone", and "Satin Doll".
In respect to this, where did Duke Ellington die?
New York, New York, United States
Who was influenced by Duke Ellington?
Ellington, who was inspired by Willie “the Lion” Smith and James P. Johnson, became a very capable stride pianist. But unlike all of his contemporaries (other than Mary Lou Williams), Ellington continually modernized his playing during the decades that followed, becoming an influence on Thelonious Monk in the 1940s.