Tag Archives: Sonny Greer
Tiger Rag provided Ellington with composition material for many years Continue reading
These four CD sets are a great start to a Duke Ellington collection at a reasonable price. Continue reading
William Alexander “Sonny” Greer was the Ellington band’s first drummer; his tenure was from 1923-51.
The addition of Ben Webster in 1940 permanently brought Ellington’s saxophone section to five members. But Webster’s tenor voice was to impact the band far beyond his four year tenure. Continue reading
Happy Holidays from Ellington Reflections! We will return with new bi-weekly episodes on 20 January 2018.. Continue reading