Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Duke!

With today (well, I guess a half an hour ago) being jazz icon Duke Ellington's birthday, we celebrate one of the greatest composers to ever live. To help celebrate, I thought I would feature one of my favorite Ellington compositions titled "Amad" from 1967's The Far East Suite. Even though I don't like to compare Duke's music to anyone else, Mingus fans will surely enjoy this selection. Overall, it's just one of the many brilliant compositions that Duke wrote during his remarkable life.

Happy Birthday Duke!

Duke Ellington - Amad

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