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The Prize

"Piano in the Background" LP by Duke Ellington, 1962.

Vintage record preserved in its original sleeve. This 33 rpm is still in working order.

Duke Ellington is considered one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, impossible to label with just one genre. He has influenced and continues to influence generations of jazz musicians, from the orchestras of Woody Herman and Charlie Barnet to Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, along with the more underground avant-garde Sun Ra and Archie Shepp. The African exile Dollar Brand, Muhal Richard Abrams and Anthony Davis have also credited the Duke.

In 1943 Ellington began to hold a concert every year at Carnegie Hall (1943-1948), the temple of European-inspired music and at each concert he would present a new composition in the form of a wide-ranging suite.

Record company: CBS.

The Cause

The percentage of the proceeds devolved to charity from the sale of this lot will be equally divided among the 20 charities who have subscribed to the CharityStars NPO Premium program.

These charities are:
- Associazione Amici di Sean
- Associazione Bambin Gesù
- Associazione Bianca Garavaglia
- Associazione LaSpes
- Associazione Stelle nello Sport
- Associazione White Mathilda
- DBA Onlus
- Fondazione Cannavaro Ferrara
- Fondazione IEO-CCM
- Fondazione Magnoni
- Associazione Arenbi Onlus
- Fondazione Operation Smile Onlus
- Fondazione Theodora Onlus
- Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
- Global Humanitarian Italia Onlus
- History Life Onlus
- In Campo con il Cuore
- Insieme per Fily Onlus
- Insuperabili Onlus
- Sermig

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P50248

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