Sunday, 12 July 2020

Duke Ellington: "Non-Violent Integration"


This may be just what the world needs now: A composition by Duke Ellington for orchestra and his swing band -- played together here by the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony.
    "A little thing," Duke described it -- a "particular type of tonal hybrid" on which he continually experimented, giving inspiration for the chosen title: "Non-Violent Integration."
    As a pop composer later titled his own piece, "Wouldn't It Be Nice."


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