Harvey Lang: Performing Career


Duke Ellington

(left to right) guitarist Rex Gallion, vocalist Ginny Greer, composer/pianist/ bandleader Duke Ellington, Lang, and tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves at the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, 1959 [photographer unknown].

Of this picture Lang wrote, "My dear, late friend--Jack Harris when he played for 'Duke' at San Francisco when Sonny Greer [drums] was ill. 40s. Duke Ellington lighting cigarette--Ben Webster, saxophonist behind Ellington--upper left corner, Juan Tizol, trombonist, composer of Caravan" [photographer unknown].

Christmas Cards

to Lang from Ellington:


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