Duke Ellington: Sharing the Limelight
Episode date - August 20, 2021
As the 1960s rolled around, Duke Ellington saw his reputation burnished, recovering from many of the negative impressions that haunted him in the 1950s.
This was mostly obvious by te number of famous musicians who made it a point to work with him around this time. In this show, Ellington shares the limelight with renowned artists such as Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong and even John Coltrane.
Featured tracks include:
Single Petal of a Rose
Black Beauty (from “Reminiscing in Tempo” album)
Do Nothin’ ‘Til You Hear from Me – w/ Louis Armstrong
Duke’s Place - w/ Louis Armstrong
Self Portrait of the Bean – w/ Coleman Hawkins
Money Jungle – w/ Charles Mingus
Very Special – w/ Charles Mingus
Caravan – w/ Charles Mingus
In a Sentimental Mood – w/ John Coltrane
Take the ‘A’ Train (revisited)