Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 82: Duke Ellington


Get ready for a captivating episode as Busy Kids Love Music delves into the rhythmic world of a legendary American composer, Duke Ellington. In Episode #82, we uncover the brilliance behind the man known for his innovation, experimentation, and a vast library of musical masterpieces.

**Early Beginnings: A Musical Odyssey:**
Our journey begins in the early life of Duke Ellington, born Edward Kennedy Ellington. Introduced to the piano at the tender age of seven, Duke’s musical odyssey took root, laying the foundation for an illustrious career that would reshape the landscape of American music.

**The Making of a Duke:**
Ellington’s upbringing was marked by a commitment to refinement and elegance, instilled by his mother, Daisy. His impeccable manners and stylish attire earned him the affectionate nickname “Duke.” Little did the world know that this young man would one day become a true nobleman of jazz, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

**Innovation and Experimentation:**
Duke Ellington was not merely a composer; he was a musical innovator and a pioneer in the world of jazz. Throughout his career, he fearlessly explored new techniques and styles, pushing the boundaries of what was possible in the realm of music. His commitment to experimentation is a testament to his desire to continually evolve and contribute fresh sounds to the world.

**A Vast Symphony of Works:**
Episode #82 provides a glimpse into the vast symphony of works crafted by Duke Ellington. From the swinging rhythms of his big band compositions to the soulful melodies that defined the era, each piece reflects the genius and creativity of a musical maestro who embraced diversity and complexity.

Don’t miss Episode #82 of Busy Kids Love Music—where the symphony of Duke Ellington unfolds in all its jazz-infused glory!



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Music Heard in this Episode:

Duke Ellington, “Take the A Train”

Duke Ellington – It don’t mean a thing

East St. Louis Toodle-Oo – Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra

Duke Ellington – Swampy River

mood indigo – Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington – Black, brown and beige

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 82

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes some music from today’s episode as a few additional songs from Duke Ellington. You can view the videos I’ve complied here.

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