Wednesday, December 05, 2012

‘Such Sweet Thunder’ by Duke Ellington

In 1957, Duke Ellington was inspired by the works of William Shakespeare to write a suite of songs based on the bard, Such Sweet Thunder. This was the radio premiere, broadcast from the concert at Ravinia Park Festival, July 1, 1957.

0:00 Such Sweet Thunder
1:48 Sonnet For Sister Kate [solo: Quentin Jackson]
4:53 Up And Down. Up And Down [solo: Clark Terry]
8:04 Star-Crossed Lovers [solo: Johnny Hodges]
12:38 Madness In Great Ones [solo: Cat Anderson]
16:25 Half The Fun [solo: Johnny Hodges]
20:42 Circle Of Fourths [solo: Paul Gonsalves]
23:23 Jam With Sam [solos: Willie Cook, Paul Gonsalves, Britt Woodman, Russell Procope, Cat Anderson]

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