Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1929-1943 21 years old

Joined by the likes of saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeter Cootie Williams, jazz giant Duke Ellington demonstrates in this collection of performance clips (spanning the years 1929-43) precisely why he's one of the seminal figures in American music. Ellington's musical evolution can be seen in excerpts from feature-length and short films that include Black and Tan, Check and Double Check, Symphony in Black and The Hit Parade of 1937.

Credits

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1929-1943 Cast

Name Character
Duke Ellington He was 100, 75 years old when he died as Himself
Cootie Williams He was 88, 74 years old when he died as Himself

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1929-1943 Crew

Name Department
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1929-1943 poster
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1929-1943 (21 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, January 01, 2000
  • Runtime: 108 minutes