Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Ap – ) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from through the rest. Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Vol.1 - Music. Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, , Deluxe Golden Anniversary Edition · 1. Slap Happy · 2. Sepia Panorama . Title: DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA (); Contributor Names: Eric Price (director); Created / Published: UK. Notes: Information from: "Jazz. The Famous Orchestra of Duke Ellington in Fargo, ND Sonny Greer (drums), Rex Stewart, Ray Nance, Wallace Jones (trumpets) and the trombone section of Joe. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "" on Discogs. Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra And Soloists (LP, Mono, Allentown Record Co. Inc. (ARC) Pressing), Galaxy Series, , US, Sign up for Deezer for free and listen to Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: discography, top tracks and playlists. Biography Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra called his music 'American Music' rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as 'beyond. Title. Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra. Date. s. Description. L-r: Joe Nanton (?); Fred Guy (?); Sonny Greer drm; Duke Ellington with baton.