(Ellington) ( - , Duke) (29 IV1899, - 24 V 1974, -) - . (. ), , -. . . (1970). 1906 . , ( ), -. 1916 - . , . . . 1918 (Washingtonians; 1922 -). 1923 . . (1927-32) - (10-15 ). 30- . ., - -, (. , . , . , . , . ). 30- . - -, . . . , -, -, . . 40-60- . . - (. ), . , - (23 I 1943; . ). . . . ( . . -, 1951), (1933-71), . (1968, 1971), . (1971). . . . , . . . 20-30- . . . . (jungle style). . -. . 30-40- . . - (Mood indigo), (Solitude), (Sophisticated lady), (Caravan), He , (Do nothing till you hear from me), (In a sentimental mood), (Creole love call), (I'm beginning to see the light) . . . . . , . . . . , . . . , , . . - (Liberian suite, 1947), (Night creature - . , . , 1955), (Such sweet thunder - 12 , 1957), Concerto grosso (1962), (New Orleans suite, 1969), (Togo brava suite, 1971). . . . . . . . , -, , . , . . ׸, (Black, brown and beige - . , 1943), (Harlem, 1951), . (My people, 1963), (Concert of sacred music, 1965). . - ( , , ) ; . . .: Music is my mistress, N. Y., 1973.

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