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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 (A Tone Parallel to Harlem), for orchestra
>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 (A Tone Parallel to Harlem), for orchestra
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
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>Ellington, Duke : Black, Brown and Beige Suite
  • Performers: Nigel Kennedy (Violin); Alec Dankworth (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

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

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

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