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MINT CONDITION

DUKE ELLINGTON - JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER

Autographed 5.25” x 7.25” sepia glossy publicity photograph of the legendary jazz pianist, composer and band leader, c. 1946.

Ellington (1899-1974) was one of the truly legendary figures in American jazz.  His hits “Take the A Train”, “Satin Doll”, “The Mooch”, “Mood Indigo” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing” are still well performed all over the World.  His recordings are constantly re-issued.  He even wrote the music and lyrics for three Broadway shows in his life, “Beggar’s Holiday” featuring Alfred Drake and Zero Mostel openend in 1946 about the time this photograph was taken.

Absolutely mint!