Duke Ellington Quotes

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Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Love is supreme and unconditional. Like is nice, Love is supreme and unconditional. Like is nice, but limited. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Problems are chances for us to do our Problems are chances for us to do our best. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Simplicity is a most complex form Simplicity is a most complex form Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Now I can say loudly and openly what Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Steve Lacy: I heard Sidney Bechet play a Duke Ellington I heard Sidney Bechet play a Duke Ellington piece and fell in love with the soprano saxophone. Steve Lacy
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: What does music mean to you? What would What does music mean to you? What would you do without music? Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Miles Davis: At least one day out of the year At least one day out of the year all musicans should just put their instruments down, and give thanks to Duke Ellington. — Miles Davis
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: A problem is a chance for you to A problem is a chance for you to do your best. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Steve Lacy: I fell in love with jazz when I I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz in New York on the radio. — Steve Lacy
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: People do not retire. They are retired by People do not retire. They are retired by others. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Wynton Marsalis: Duke Ellington always had a style: original, clean Duke Ellington always had a style: original, clean with interesting color combinations. He had an artist's eye. — Wynton Marsalis
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Be a number one yourself. And not a Be a number one yourself. And not a number two somebody else. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Create, and be true to yourself, and depend Create, and be true to yourself, and depend only on your own good taste. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: My biggest kick in music -playing or writing- My biggest kick in music -playing or writing- is when I have a problem. Without a problem to solve, how much interest do you take in anything? — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: You can't write music right unless you know You can't write music right unless you know how the man that'll play it plays poker. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Jazz today, as always in the past, is Jazz today, as always in the past, is a matter of thoughtful creation, not mere unaided instinct. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Hurry, get on board, it's comin', listen to Hurry, get on board, it's comin', listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard. Get on the "A" train, soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Bryan Ferry: I like to think Duke Ellington would probably I like to think Duke Ellington would probably embrace a fragrance as well. — Bryan Ferry
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Art is dangerous. It is one of the Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Lawrence Welk: Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns. — Lawrence Welk
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: By and large, jazz has always been like By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: The Europeans who went to Africa came back The Europeans who went to Africa came back with modern' art. What is more African than a Picasso? — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: There are two kinds of music. Good music, There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: New music? Hell, there's been no new music New music? Hell, there's been no new music since Stravinsky. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Everyone prays in their own language, and there Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: There is hardly any money interest in art, There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Of the One O'Clock Lab Band after hearing Of the One O'Clock Lab Band after hearing their performance, and sitting in with them at the White House: "I wish it were mine". — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Tomorrow is in the wings waiting for you Tomorrow is in the wings waiting for you to sound her entrance fanfare. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Ray Charles: It's like Duke Ellington said, there are only It's like Duke Ellington said, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad. And you can tell when something is good. — Ray Charles
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Every man prays in his own language. Every man prays in his own language. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Somehow I suspect that if Shakespeare were alive Somehow I suspect that if Shakespeare were alive today, he might be a jazz fan himself. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: I don't need time, I need a deadline. I don't need time, I need a deadline. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: You've got to find a way of saying You've got to find a way of saying it without saying it. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: The most important thing I look for in The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Norman Granz: If I were to put on Barbra Streisand If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good. — Norman Granz
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Critics get a little carried away with what Critics get a little carried away with what someone should have done, rather than what he did. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: If it sounds good, it IS good. If it sounds good, it IS good. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: I fluffed off the guy who kept requesting I fluffed off the guy who kept requesting tunes all night, then found out he was the King's son. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn't do nothing. Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn't do nothing. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: The wise musicians are those who play what The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: There is no art when one does something There is no art when one does something without intention. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Music is the tonal reflection of beauty. Music is the tonal reflection of beauty. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: You have to stop listening in categories. The You have to stop listening in categories. The music is either good or it's bad. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By B.B. King: As for my band, well, my mentors were As for my band, well, my mentors were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and no one had a band more smartly dressed than Duke. — B.B. King
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: There is no art without intention. There is no art without intention. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: A Satin Doll is a woman who is A Satin Doll is a woman who is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Self-discipline, as a virtue or an acquired asset, Self-discipline, as a virtue or an acquired asset, can be invaluable to anyone. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: It's like an act of murder; you play It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: It doesn't mean a thing if you ain't It doesn't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Music, of course, is what I hear and Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It's not an occupation or profession, it's a compulsion. — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Miles Davis: [Prince] could very well be the Duke Ellington [Prince] could very well be the Duke Ellington of Rock 'n' Roll. — Miles Davis
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: If it sounds good and feels good, then If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good! — Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Quotes By Duke Ellington: Music is my mistress, and she plays second Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. — Duke Ellington