The Analysis of Satin Doll – Duke Ellington and Gone With “What” Wind – Count Basie

Who were Duke Ellington and Count Basie?

Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington) was an American pianist. He is recognized as the greatest jazz composer and bandleader of his time. During his time, he led his own big band (jazz music that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section).

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Count Basie (William James Basie) was an American jazz musician known for merging jazz and blues sounds, which soon became known as swing music. “Basie changed the jazz landscape and shaped mid-20th century popular music, duly earning the title ‘King of Swing’ because he made the world want to dance.”

Count Basie (1904-1984)

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