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Duke Ellington: Mainly Black; Harlem; Sophisticated Lady; Etc.

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>Ellington, Duke : Black, Brown and Beige Suite
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song

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>Ellington, Duke : Black, Brown and Beige Suite
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
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>Ellington, Duke : Black, Brown and Beige Suite
  • Performers: Alec Dankworth (Double Bass); Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
  • Performers: Peter Washington (Double Bass); Clark Terry (Trumpet); Mark Goodchild (Double Bass); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Bobby Watson; Simon Gardner (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
  • Performers: Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Peter Washington (Double Bass); Bobby Watson; Simon Gardner (Trumpet); Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Mark Goodchild (Double Bass); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Irving Mills (1894 - 1985), Mitchell Parish (1900 - 1993).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Ellington, Duke : Harlem
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Mark Goodchild (Double Bass); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Peter Washington (Double Bass); Bobby Watson; Simon Gardner (Trumpet); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
  • Performers: Clark Terry (Trumpet); Lewis Nash (Drums); Regina Carter (Violin); Peter Washington (Double Bass); Bobby Watson; Simon Gardner (Trumpet); Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano); John Barclay (Trumpet); Mark Goodchild (Double Bass); Geri Allen (Piano); Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone); Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern