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is_reported_in Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress
time the 1920's
agent Duke Ellington
Subject performance of 'jazz band'
has_evidence_text Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity. He gave up his position with the Denver Symphony to organize and lead a class jazz band… [N]obody held on to his band like Paul Whiteman did… All he wanted was to have those giant cats blow, and they blew up a storm. He brought them in from all over the country, stars of the years that followed, like Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Jack and Charlie Teagarden, Red Nichols., Bix Beiderbecke, Miff Mole, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Roy Bargy, Chester Hazlett, Bill Challis, Ferdie Grofe, and Red Norvo, not to mention singers like Bing Crosby and Mildred Bailey. As we said in "A Drum Is a Woman," he "dressed her in woodwinds and strings" and made a lady out of jazz.
has_medium Medium.Live
initial_graph claims
pages 122
Approved 2015-09-01T09:30:52.000Z
Submitted 2015-04-17T20:32:48.000Z
Type Experience