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    Duke Ellington "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," Three-Page Hand Written Score (undated). One of America's most accomplished composers, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) was also a peerless pianist, arranger, and band leader. As Jazz historian Scott Yanow has written, "Duke Ellington's contributions to Jazz and American music were simply enormous. As a composer, Ellington ranked with George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and their contemporaries. He wrote literally thousands of songs (the exact number is not known) of which hundreds became standards." Written in Ellington's own hand, this lot features a musical arrangement of Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler's famous song "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea." This Jazz standard was originally recorded by Cab Calloway, and here's a chance to own a swinging rendition of the classic, arranged by Duke Ellington. This lot includes a letter of provenance from J. Bradley Shigeta which reads, "This letter is to confirm that all of the Duke Ellington manuscripts/scores/miscellaneous sketches in my possession were given to me by Mercer Ellington in 1995 as a personal gift for my assistance with the Duke Ellington Orchestra."

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2008
    5th Saturday
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