Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Perform "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" & "VIP's Boogie/Jam with Sam"

Some musical accompaniment for Geoffrey O’Brien's appreciation of a man who "had many of the traits one associates more readily with the founders of religious orders or political movements than with lone artists absorbed in self-expression" and who "emerges as a prophetic figure imposing himself almost by stealth, using all the skills of an entertainer and a consummate diplomat" — The Grandest Duke.

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