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Painting of Duke Ellington

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Depicted:
Ellington, Duke
Maker:
Ellington, Gaye
Physical Description:
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 41 in x 40 in x 5 in; 104.14 cm x 101.6 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
painting
Date made:
1985
Description (Brief):
Acrylic on canvas painting of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, done by his granddaughter, Gaye Ellington in 1985. Ms. Ellington painted this posthumous portrait in order to create a memorial that preserved her sense of the creative and loving legacy her grandfather had left her.
In a past interview, Gaye Ellington explained the reasons that led her to create this portrait, even though portraiture is not her usual subject matter: “Ever since my grandfather had died, a lot of people had done art work representing him. They were what other people saw in my grandfather. When I looked at them, they weren’t what I thought about him, and it disturbed me. … A lot of the photographs of him where very serious. I’m not saying he was always happy. But he would turn around in a minute and smile.”
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Jazz
African American
ID Number:
1989.0369.444
Accession number:
1989.0369
Catalog number:
1989.0369.444
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Art
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1201271

Duke Ellington

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Artist:
Peter Hurd, 22 Feb 1904 - Jul 1984
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Tempera on board
Dimensions:
Board: 48.3 x 34.3cm (19 x 13 1/2")
Frame: 65.4 x 51.8 x 3.8cm (25 3/4 x 20 3/8 x 1 1/2")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Type:
Painting
Date:
1956
Exhibition Label:
In the first rank of American composers, Duke Ellington was-to use a favorite phrase of his own-"beyond category." He produced what has been called the "single most impressive body of composition in American jazz": more than two thousand compositions that ranged from such popular classics as "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady" to extended works such as Black, Brown and Beige, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943. Ellington continually expanded his work as a composer and bandleader, composing for Broadway (Beggar's Opera) and Hollywood (including the film score for Anatomy of a Murder); undertaking extensive international tours; and working with younger jazz musicians such as John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. He received the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for his long-term achievement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Home Furnishings\Curtain
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC353
Rights:
© Peter Hurd
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC353

Bust of Duke Ellington

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Depicted:
Ellington, Duke
Maker:
Dwight, Ed
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 in x 29 in x 28 in; 48.26 cm x 73.66 cm x 71.12 cm
Object Name:
sculpture
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Date made:
1988
Description (Brief):
This bust of American composer and musician Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899 - 1974) was made by Ed Dwight in Denver, Colorado in 1988. Made of cast bronze, the sculpture depicts Ellington in a suit and bowtie, arms in a conducting pose, atop a stylized keyboard.
Ed Dwight began his career as a graduate engineer, was a former United States Air Force test pilot who became the first African American to be trained as an astronaut in 1962. Following a career in real estate, computer systems engineering, and consulting, Dwight pursued art and received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Denver in 1977. Dwight’s works include fine art sculpture, large-scale memorials and public art projects.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Jazz
African American
Credit Line:
Calvin B. and Marilyn B. Gross
ID Number:
1993.0032.01
Catalog number:
1993.0032.01
Accession number:
1993.0032
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_607473

Duke Ellington

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Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 1906 - 1979
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
27.4cm x 34.8cm (10 13/16" x 13 11/16"), Image
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1967
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone
Music\Sheet music
Music\Musical instrument\Drum
Interior\Studio\Recording
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart
Object number:
S/NPG.77.199
Rights:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.199

Duke Ellington

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Artist:
Herman Leonard, 1923 - 2010
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 40.6 × 32 cm (16 × 12 5/8")
Sheet: 50.6 × 40.5 cm (19 15/16 × 15 15/16")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
1956 (printed 1998)
Exhibition Label:
When bestowing the ultimate compliment, Duke Ellington favored the phrase “beyond category”—a superlative that aptly described his own musical achievements. The famed jazz composer, bandleader, pianist, and arranger helped to reshape the contours of American music during a career that spanned half a century. Raised in Washington, D.C., Ellington made his professional debut at seventeen. In the 1920s he became a fixture at Harlem’s celebrated Cotton Club and built a large and diverse following when his orchestra’s performances were relayed nationwide via nightly radio broadcasts. His reputation grew internationally with overseas tours in 1933 and 1939. A prolific composer, Ellington is credited with penning a vast body of work, including the classics “In a Sentimental Mood”(1935) and “Satin Doll” (1958) as well as critically acclaimed concert pieces such as Black, Brown, and Beige (which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943) and Harlem (A Tone Parallel to Harlem) in 1950.
Para dar a alguien su mejor elogio, Duke Ellington tenía una frase favorita: “más allá de toda categoría”. Este superlativo describe acertadamente sus propios logros musicales. El afamado compositor, director, pianista y arreglista ayudó a reconfigurar el panorama de la música estadounidense a lo largo de una carrera que abarcó medio siglo. Ellington creció en Washington, D.C., y debutó profesionalmente a los diecisiete años. En la década de 1920 se hizo figura habitual del celebrado Cotton Club de Harlem, y cultivó una fanaticada extensa y diversa gracias a que la música de su orquesta se transmitía por radio cada noche a toda la nación. En el ámbito internacional, su reputación se consolidó con giras en 1933 y 1939. Compositor prolífico, se le atribuye un extenso cuerpo de obras que incluyen clásicos como “In a Sentimental Mood” (1935) y “Satin Doll” (1958), así como piezas de concierto de gran éxito crítico como Black, Brown, and Beige (estrenada en Carnegie Hall en 1943) y Harlem (A Tone Parallel to Harlem) de 1950.
Topic:
Interior
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.111.9
Rights:
© Herman Leonard Photography LLC
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.111.9

Duke Ellington

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Artist:
William Paul Gottlieb, 28 Jan 1917 - 23 Apr 2006
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.1 x 26.7 cm (13 7/16 x 10 1/2")
Sheet: 35.3 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1946 (printed 1991)
Exhibition Label:
Duke Ellington was a jazz pianist and America’s greatest composer. He maintained his cool through an elegant aristocratic front that refused to recognize the country’s entrenched racism. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, Ellington established a national audience with a residency at Harlem’s Cotton Club. He wrote dance songs, three-minute concertos, spiritual works, thematic compositions about black life and culture, classics of the American songbook, and extended suites featuring Asian and Latin American motifs. His main instrument was his orchestra: he wrote for musicians as individuals. When he left space on the music score to improvise ("ad lib here"), he validated jazz as a democratic musical form. In 1965 he was denied a Pulitzer Prize by a judge who refused to give it to a black man. "Fate doesn’t want me to be famous too young," was his diplomatic reply. He is still worshipped by musicians the world over.
Topic:
Costume
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Printed Material\Document
Artwork\Photograph
Container\Bottle
Home Furnishings\Mirror
Interior\Dressing room
Music\Sheet music
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.92.58
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.92.58

Duke Ellington

Title: God is Love
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Artist:
Tony Bennett, born 3 Aug 1926
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 36 x 51 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1993
Exhibition Label:
In the first rank of American composers, Duke Ellington was "beyond category": his more than 2,000 jazz compositions include "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady," as well as Black, Brown and Beige and the later "Sacred Concerts." Legendary performer Tony Bennett (born Anthony Benedetto), who has had a lifelong interest in painting, here portrays the man he celebrated as his mentor. "When I worked on his portrait, I was inspired by the look of divine serenity on his face," Bennett noted, and he inscribed the painting, "God Is Love." Whenever Ellington completed a new piece, he sent Bennett roses to mark the occasion, and their presence here reflects the close bond the two artists shared.
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Rose
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Tony Bennett
Object number:
S/NPG.2008.99
Rights:
Deed of Gift transfers copyright to NPG
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2008.99

22c Duke Ellington single

Title: Scott Catalogue USA 2211
view 22c Duke Ellington single digital asset number 1
Depicts:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 29, 1986
Description:
mint
Topic:
Music & Musicians
Black Heritage
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.482
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.482

Duke Ellington - Roxbury, Mass. - 1970

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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 13036pixels × 10274pixels
Type:
portraits
digital images
Place depicted:
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Description:
This image depicts Duke Ellington playing the piano. Sitting on a piano bench at a grand piano with his back to the viewer, he has his hands on the keys and his head turned to the left. He wears a light colored jacket and dark checked pants. In the background can be seen several sections of a band playing saxophones and trumpets.
Topic:
African American
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number:
2014.116.26
Rights:
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.116.26

Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits

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Distributed by:
Reprise Records, American, founded 1960
Recorded by:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Owned by:
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1967
Description:
A twelve-inch 33 1/3 rpm LP recording of the album "Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits" recorded by Duke Ellington. The front of the album jacket is white with blue, black and green text. A color image of Duke Ellington is on the left side. He is standing in front of a microphone slightly off center and has his arms raised.
Topic:
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number:
2016.161.3.10ab
Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.161.3.10ab
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Letter to the Musicians' Protective Association from Duke Ellington

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Written by:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Received by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 10, 1942
Description:
A two page letter from Duke Ellington to the Musicians' Protective Association, Local 767 written May 10, 1942. In the letter Duke Ellington files a claim against three parties to recover money owed him for arrangements of five numbers made for the show "Jump For Joy": He writes: "I am informed that the title of 'Jump for Joy,' the show and certain assets thereof are being sold at the office of Attorney Leo Gold in the Fox Building . . ." Ellington sought $1800 from the parties named in the suit, for arrangements of "Suntan Tenth of a Nation," "Two Left Feet," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," The Emperor's Bones," and "Cymbal Sockin' Sam."
Topic:
African American
Business
Correspondence
Jazz (Music)
Justice
Labor
Law
Musicians
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.32ab
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.32ab
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Duke Ellington, Dizzie Gillespie, Buck Clayton and Max Kaminsky

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Artist:
Gjon Mili, 28 Nov 1904 - 14 Feb 1984
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993
Buck Clayton, 12 Nov 1911 - 8 Dec 1991
Max Kaminsky, 1908 - 6 Sep 1994
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 26.9 x 33.9cm (10 9/16 x 13 3/8")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American
Dizzy Gillespie: American\African American
Buck Clayton: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1944
Exhibition Label:
Born Washington, D.C.
"Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one," exclaimed the famed composer, bandleader, and pianist Duke Ellington. During a career that spanned six decades, he rose to international stardom and helped to reshape the contours of American music. Raised in Washington, D.C., Ellington formed his first jazz band at age nineteen. He made a name for himself in the late 1920s at the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he performed a regular gig that was broadcast nationally on the radio. With songs such as "Solitude" and "In a Sentimental Mood," Ellington achieved widespread popularity with diverse audiences. He first performed abroad in 1933, and so successful were his concerts that he later toured the globe under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. In this photograph, Ellington is seated at the piano; playing trumpet beside him are the famed musicians Dizzy Gillespie (left) and Buck Clayton (right).
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone
Interior\Studio
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Music\Musical instrument\Trombone
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
Music\Musical instrument\Drum
Music\Musical instrument\Bass
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Folding chair
Duke Ellington: Male
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Dizzy Gillespie: Male
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Buck Clayton: Male
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Arranger
Max Kaminsky: Male
Max Kaminsky: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Max Kaminsky: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.95.98
Rights:
© Gjon Mili/TimePix
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.98

Duke Ellington celebrates 25th anniversary in show business, c. 1952

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Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Unidentified Woman or Women
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1952
Description:
This black and white photograph depicts Duke Ellington sitting behind a table set with flowers and tall candles. Wearing a dark suit and tie over a gray shirt, he is surrounded by a crowd of people; seated to his left is a woman in a dotted dress, smoking a cigarette. Another woman, only partially visible, is seated on his right. In the foreground is a woman in profile, wearing her hair in a ponytail. On the wall over Duke Ellington's head is a sign that reads "Welcome the DUKE/ of ELLINGTON/ on His 25th Year/ in/ music." On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text "#8."
Topic:
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.8
Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.8
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Duke Ellington with Bop City patrons, c. mid 1950s

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Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Unidentified Woman or Women
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 7/16 in. (19 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1955
Description:
This black and white photograph depicts Duke Ellington seated between two women. Sitting behind a table, Duke Ellington wears a dark suit, light colored shirt and spotted tie. The woman seated to his left wears a light colored dress with a double strand of pearls. The woman to his right wears a spotted dress with large round white earrings. The back of a man's head is visible in the foreground. The back of the photograph has a green sticker with "#9" handwritten on it.
Topic:
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Music
Nightlife
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.9
Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.9
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Ellington, Duke; Paris, 1960

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Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Container:
Box 9, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref22

Hamlet [music manuscript.]

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Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Uniform title:
Hamlet (Legendary character)
Physical description:
Ink and pencil on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1957
20th century
Notes:
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher.
Organization:
Box No. 362, Folder 9
Summary:
At top of score: "April 15th, 1957 / Started 12 Midnite / Income Tax Day Stopped 3:05 a.m."
Note: this record duplicates part of the complete record for this composition.
Cite as:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Mental illness
Music
Local number:
AC0301-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285424

[Duke Ellington portrait : black-and-white photoprint], 1969

view [Duke Ellington portrait : black-and-white photoprint], 1969 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bachrach, Fabian 1917-2010
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
7 items : photoprints, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Publicity photographs
Photographs
Date:
1969
20th century
1960-1970
Notes:
Copyright probably retained by studio.
Organization:
Series 7, Box 6, Folder 29
Summary:
7 nearly identical prints from same negative: Ellington wearing jacket and tie, with large cufflinks on shirt, with a sheet of music on the table. Five of the prints are warm-toned without identification; two cold-tone prints, probably intended as publicity photographs, bear Fabian Bachrach's imprint on the front and rubber stamp on the verso.
Cite as:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Musicians
Composers
African American composers
Local number:
AC0301-0000028.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Duke Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 7), ca. 1924-1972
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285506

Mood Indigo [music manuscript.]

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Creator:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Pencil and ink on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1928
1974
20th century
Notes:
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher.
Organization:
Box No. 227
Summary:
Note: this record duplicates part of the complete record for this composition.
In Ellington's hand.
Cite as:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
Local number:
AC0301-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285422

Little Joe from Chicago [music]

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Composer:
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-
Wells, Henry
Composer?:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Physical description:
13 manuscripts, 32 cm
1 copy score, 32 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Place:
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A part for "I'll see you in my dreams" is noted on the verso of the bass part. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. by Nat Shapiro.
Fair, worn.
Summary:
13 parts and 1 score.
Little Joe from Chicago is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two-page conductor score in Bb Major concert, and 13 parts in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley, other?).
Score indicates parts for alto 1, alto 3, tenor, tenor 2, baritone, trumpet. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor, alto 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Music
Local number:
AC0301-0000078.tif (AC Scan No.?)
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_169206

Mood Indigo [music manuscript]

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Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1928
1974
20th century
Notes:
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher.
Organization:
Box No. 227
Summary:
Note: this record duplicates part of the complete record for this composition.
Fragment, piano score.
Cite as:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment
Topic:
Music
Local number:
AC0301-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285416

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