Monday, November 29, 2010

"Take The A Train" by the Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring Billy Strayhorn

In honour of Billy Strayhorn's birthday, and as an essential part of what's shaping up to be a very jazzy day indeed, I'm thrilled to post this clip of the man himself in action...

Here he's given the prestigious encore solo spot at a performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra; as the big man himself looks admiringly on, Staryhorn makes his delicate way through one of the band's signature numbers, Take the 'A' Train.
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