Duke Ellington’s favorite song

The jazz composer Duke Ellington wrote over 1,000 pieces of music, including timeless classics like Mood Indigo, Satin Doll and Sophisticated Lady. An interviewer once asked him what his favorite song of his own was.

Ellington’s answer: “The next one.”

Great answer!

What’s your next song? Have you started working on it yet?

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3 thoughts on “Duke Ellington’s favorite song”

  1. God question, ame. He probably did have a favorite song, but he was making the point that the creative process was more important to him than his past achievements.


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