Duke Ellington: More Changes
Episode date - August 6, 2021
After his acclaimed Newport appearance in 1956, Duke Ellington probably could have dedicated his attention to playing hits and doing what would have been expected of him.
But his restless creativity forced him to move forward with his artistic vision, whether it sold or not. Here, we focus on two unique projects titled “A Drum Is a Woman” and “Such Sweet Thunder” and wrap off today’s show with some coverage of his input for Ella Fitzgerald’s songbook dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington.
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Hey, Buddy Bolden
A Drum Is a Woman
Such Sweet Thunder
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Café Au Lait
Lush Life (with Ella Fitzgerald)
Day Dream (with Ella Fitzgerald)
Rockin’ in Rhythm (with Ella Fitzgerald)