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Duke Ellington

AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL Vinyl Record

$44.98
Duke Ellington AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL Vinyl Record

Duke Ellington

AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL Vinyl Record

$44.98

Product Details

When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions. The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcase his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music. Full of informality and soulful verve, these recordings feel like they are an afterthought, an unwillingness to completely let go, a eulogy whose final words are questions, elegantly stated and met with only the echo of their last vibrations ringing in an empty room, full of wondering, longing, and helplessness, but above all the point of the questions themselves:.

Track List
[Disc 1]
  1. Sinbor
  2. Boo Dah
  3. Blood Count
  4. U.M.M.G
  5. Charpoy
  6. After All
[Disc 2]
  1. The Intamacy of the Blues
  2. Rain Check
  3. Day Dream
  4. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Not
  5. All Day Long
  6. Lotus Blossom


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Duke Ellington AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL Vinyl Record

Duke Ellington

AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL Vinyl Record

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