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American Experience; Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo

11/12/1991


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Series
American Experience
Program
Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo
Program Number

408

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In 1927, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, a struggling little known piano player, made a heralded debut as a bandleader at the Cotton Club in Harlem, a swank, notorious night spot managed by the mob. As time and his career progressed, he made the Cotton Club his showcase for original jazz compositions, some of the most exciting music America had ever heard. Not the piano, but the orchestra itself became Ellington's legendary instrument. Through interviews with those who knew and loved him, this film offers a look at the life and legacy of one of America's most important composers.

Duration

00:96:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo,” 11/12/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1AB02174E9E468091880559EA1A8EB8.
MLA: “American Experience; Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo.” 11/12/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1AB02174E9E468091880559EA1A8EB8>.
APA: American Experience; Duke Ellington - Reminiscing in Tempo. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1AB02174E9E468091880559EA1A8EB8
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