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Duke Ellington Orchestra British Tour – July 1933 011

Duke Ellington Orchestra British Tour – July 1933 011

Pages 20 and 21 of a Duke Ellington concert programme, for Ellington's tour of the United Kingdom presented by Melody Maker, 1933. Page 21 features a letter from Jack Hylton, organiser of the Ellington concert.

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Catalogue Reference Number NJA/PRO/7
Creator Jack Hylton
Date Made 1933
Item Format Programme
Title or Caption A Message from Jack Hylton
Event Date 1933

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A Message from Jack Hylton
IT has always been my private belief that the British public, for all that they are accused of having little taste in music, are as appreciative as any race in the world.
At least, I have every reason to bless their enthusiasm for the kind of music in which I have specialised for many years.
Because I knew 1 could count upon the discernment of British music lovers, I decided that Duke Ellington and his Band, with their provocative style and methods, their peculiarly individual compositions, their undoubted genius as instrumentalists and the spontaneous joy and feeling of their playing, would not be wasted on British audiences.
Fortunately, I had an easy task to persuade Mr. Irving Mills, the band’s manager and impresario, that a trip to England would be a fitting climax to the band’s achievements m America, and, with great courage and vision, he fell in with my views and brought his wonderful musicians and dancers to challenge musical thought in London.
Here, then, they are to solicit your approval, already’fortified by an overwhelming success at their variety debut at the London Palladium.
In many ways, theirs is the music of the future and, by your support and enthusiasm, the mark they are making on the pages of history is the more indelible.
It is a source of great satisfaction to me that my judgment in this matter has been more than vindicated, and for this I have to thank each one of you.
JACK HYLTON
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