Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra grew to a group of ten players; they developed their own sound by displaying the non-traditional expression of Ellington's arrangements, the street rhythms of Harlem, and the exotic-sounding trombone growls and wah-wahs, high-squealing trumpets, and sultry saxophone blues licks of the band members. Strayhorn's "Take the "A" Train" a hit in 1941, became the band's theme, replacing "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo". Ellington and his associates wrote for an orchestra of distinctive voices who displayed tremendous creativity. Mary Lou Williams, working as a staff arranger, would briefly join Ellington a few years later. The Ellington and Count Basie orchestras recorded together with the album First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961).
Artist: Duke Ellington. Album: First Time! The Count Meets the Duke, 1999. Duke Ellington quotes. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing). Now playing: Adele Rolling in the Deep.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. The group stayed together for over fifty years and recorded and wrote some of America's greatest music. View full artist profile. Play all. Duke Ellington. Count Basie & His Orchestra.
Count Basie Orchestra: все альбомы, включая All that Jazz, Vol. 118: Basie's Broadcast from Berlin, Milestones of a Legend: Sammy Davis J. Vol. 6, All About That Basie и другие. 2013 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1960. The Count Basie Story, Vol. 3. Count Basie Orchestra. 2. 1.
Duke Ellington, Count Basie –Take the 'A' Train. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra –Don't Get Around Much Anymore. Count Basie & His Orchestra, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra –Jumpin' At The Woodside. Duke Ellington & Count Basie –B D B (1961).