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Duke Ellington

tue 5 apr 2016 17:00 

Orchestra leader, composer and pianist Duke Ellington (1899-1974), part 59. Today you will hear 8 train-inspired compositions including the famous Daybreak Express from 1933 and Happy-Go-Lucky Local from 1946, a brilliant and hilarious portrait of a slow train from the south of the US. And of course also Take The “A” Train; Billy Strayhorn’s famous composition from 1941 that would become the signature tune of the Ellington Orchestra.

Sources: 
 
D.E.   :  Swing 1930 to 1938
(Jazz Classics in digital stereo, BBC CD 686) 
D.E.   :  Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1927-1973)
(RCAVictor 09026 63672-2) 
D.E.   :  Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 band
(AMSC1143)
D.E.   :  Happy-Go-Lucky Local
(Musicraft MVSCD-52) 
D.E.   :  Ellington Uptown
(Columbia/Legacy CK 87066)  
D.E.   :  All Star Road Band
(CBS Special Products AGK 40012) 
D.E.   :  Ella & Duke at the Cote d’Azur
(Verve B0000047 FT/Polygram Nederland) 
D.E.   :  The Ellington Suites
(OJC Remasters, OJC-34614-02)