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Title:
The intimate Duke Ellington
Author:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Two rarely seen performances filmed in 1967 for Danish television that feature Duke Ellington jamming with his band and performing some of his most loved songs on piano.
General Note:
Includes liner notes by Scott Yanow.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Contents:
Copenhagen octet session: Program start ; 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. Copenhagen solo/trio session: Program start ; Le sucrier velours -- Lotus blossom -- The second portrait of the lion -- Meditation -- On the fringe of the jungle -- Mood indigo -- Take the "A" train ; end credits.
UPC:
014381955125
Format :
DVD

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Duke Ellington stands as one of the prominent figures in American music during the twentieth century. This concert film features footage that originally aired on Danish television. Two different sets are included. The first features Ellington as part of a jazz octet performing classics like "Take the A Train," "Sophisticated Lady," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and "Passion Flower." The Second set showcases Ellington at the piano and features renditions of "Take the A Train," "Lotus Blossom," and "Mood Indigo." ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi