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Duke Ellington's fifty year career was full of accomplishments as a highly original pianist, arranger, prolific composer and leader of a timeless orchestra. On occasion he recorded with a small group from his orchestra or as a piano soloist, but Duke was rarely filmed in that capacity... with a few exceptions. On January 23, 1967, Ellington filmed two programs for Danish television. The first has him jamming with an octet taken from his orchestra, including such greats as altoist Johnny Hodges, tenor-saxophonist Paul Gonsalves, baritonist Harry Carney and trumpeter Cat Anderson. Highlights include "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," "Sophisticated Lady" and "Jam with Sam." The second program puts the focus on Ellington's piano, in solo and trio performances that include "Lotus Blossom," "Mood Indigo," and a definitive version of "Take the 'A' Train." Always a modern and distinctive soloist, Ellington is seen creating brilliant improvisations full of strong melodies, subtle surprises and sly wit. 
Item# FA17


The Intimate Duke Ellington

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Performances with Octet:

Take the "A" Train, Passion Flower, The Jeep Is Jumpin', Sophisticated Lady, Tippin' and Whisperin', Happy Reunion, Satin Doll, Jam With Sam, Things Ain't What They Used to Be 

Performances with Trio/Solo:

Le Sucrier Velours, Lotus Blossom, The Second Portrait of the Lion, Meditation, On the Fringe of the Jungle, Mood Indigo, Take the "A" Train