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    Duke Ellington "Cabin In the Cotton" Four Page Handwritten Score. One of America's most beloved composers, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) was also a first-rate pianist, arranger, and band leader. To quote jazz historian Scott Yanow, "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 the musical score for "Cabin In the Cotton," and makes note of the passages to be played by trumpeter Cootie (Cooty) Williams and trombonist Juan Tizol. Most of Duke Ellington's scores are housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and this is one of the last to be offered to the public. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Ellington archivist J. Bradley Shigeta.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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