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8 thoughts on “ The Second Portrait of the Lion - Duke Ellington - 1967 European Tour (CD)

  1. motion picture | Made-for-TV programme or made-for-video/DVD release. Medium length film ( minutes). "Take the ‘A' train", "Passion flower" (JH) by Billy Strayhorn; " The jeep is jumpin'" (JH) by Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges; "Sophisticated lady" (HC) by Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills, Duke Ellington; "Tippin' and whisperin'" (CA), "Happy reunion" (PG); "Jam with Sam" (CA) by Duke.
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of A Portrait Of Duke Ellington on Discogs. Label: Gallerie - GALE • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK .
  3. Filmed in just six years before Duke Ellington's death, this program serves as perhaps the most revealing and intimate portrait of the artist ever recorded. Legendary filmmaker Robert Drew offers audiences a unique and unobtrusive look inside the colorful world of this American Jazz legend, capturing the artist performing, composing, and ruminating about his life and career.
  4. Apr 25,  · Billy Strayhorn, piano, As a composer and arranger, he was Ellington's right hand and most significant collaborator. Wrote "Take the 'A' Train," "Lush Life" and many others.
  5. The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2 volumi) (Classics) Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal Year (Portrait) The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (Classics) Duke Ellington Playing the Blues () (Black and Blue) (Released ).
  6. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, – May 24, ) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1, compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.".
  7. Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him.
  8. The title to this two-CD set is a bit misleading, as it not a compilation of excerpts from Duke Ellington's tour of Europe, but five selections from an afternoon concert in Rome and nearly the entire evening show (minus one song, "La Plus Belle Africaine," which was eliminated for technical reasons) on February 22, The odd balance of the music indicates that this was an unauthorized recording, 7/

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