Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Duke Ellington; Don't Mean A Thing


Anders E said...

Wonderful. As an amateur trombonist I can testify that it is in fact impossible to sound like Sam Nanton. Or rather, it's done by a combination of growl technique and plunger work that is virtually impossible to imitate by mere mortals.

And not to be a snob, but I prefer the the 1932 original. It has such an appealing simplicity about it and Ivie Anderson was by far the best vocalist Ellington ever had.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Just a terrific piece of music. And thanks for the earlier recording.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Classic, classic jazz.

causer659 said...

Wow, I almost forgot how fabulous talented musicians were. Thanks for a refreshing trip.