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Duke Ellington 50s-60s

Duke Ellington's legendary triumph at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival ignited a brilliant new phase in his career. Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from the 1950s and 60s including his Shakespearean Suite, Such Sweet Thunder, and his soundtrack to Anatomy of a Murder.

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Sun 17 May 2015 00:00

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  • Duke Ellington

    Jeep's Blues

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: John Cook. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Jimmy Woode. Performer: Sam Woodyard.
    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Columbia.
    • 19.
  • Duke Ellington

    All of Me

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Jimmy Jones. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: Andres Ford. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Sam Woodyard. Performer: Jimmy Woode.
    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Duke Ellington

    Madness in Great Ones

    Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Willie Cook. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Jimmy Woode. Performer: Sam Woodyard.
    • Such Sweet Thunder.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Duke Ellington

    Sunset and the Mockingbird

    Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Shorty Baker. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Jimmy Woode. Performer: Jimmy Johnson. Performer: Sam Woodyard.
    • The Queen's Suite.
    • Pablo.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    Hello Little Girl

    Performer: Jimmy Rushing. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie. Performer: Jimmy Jones. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: Andres Ford. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Jimmy Woode. Performer: Jimmy Johnson.
    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Duke Ellington

    Way Early Subtone

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Shorty Baker. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Quentin Jackson. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: John Sanders. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Jimmy Woode.
    • Anatomy of a Murder.
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • Duke Ellington

    Money Jungle

    Performer: Charles Mingus. Performer: Max Roach.
    • Money Jungle.
    • Blue Note.
    • 9.
  • Duke Ellington

    Isfahan

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Buster Cooper. Performer: Chuck Connors. Performer: Lawrence Brown. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Cootie Williams. Performer: Herbie Jones. Performer: Mercer Ellington.
    • The Far East Suite.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 9.
  • Duke Ellington

    Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm

    Performer: Harry Carney. Performer: Lawrence Brown. Performer: Cootie Williams. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: William “Cat” Anderson. Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Russell Procope. Performer: Ernie Shepard. Performer: Sam Woodyard. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Buster Cooper. Performer: Chuck Connors.
    • The Great Paris Concert.
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    Launching Pad

    Performer: Clark Terry. Performer: Britt Woodman. Performer: Jimmy Hamilton. Performer: Paul Gonsalves. Performer: Ray Nance.
    • Festival Session.
    • Columbia.
    • 5.

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