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Duke Ellington - Copenhagen Parts One and Two
Duke Ellington - Copenhagen Parts One and Two
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 53min

As a composer, bandleader, and pianist, Duke Ellington is one of the most remarkable men who ever lived. At the peak of his powers, he was filmed at the Falkoner Center in Copenhagen for two TV specials now presented on DV...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Ellington, Duke, Jazz
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Great concert!
The Wizard | UT. | 11/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Part One:
1. take the A train
2. midriff
3. afro bossa
4. ad lib on nippon
5. the opener
6. chelsea bridge
7. blow by blow
excerpts from BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE:
8. work song
9. come sunday
10. montage
Part Two:
1. take the A train
2. satin doll/sophisticated lady
3. meow
4. passion flower
5. things aint what they used to be
6. jeeps blues
7. perdido
8. tootie for cootie
9. kinda dukish/rockin in rhythmn
10. take the A train
11. He huffed and puffed & blew his horn

Two shows from 1965 in Copenhagen. Excellent B&W video, with excellent mono sound.
Duke was 65 at the time of this concert, and was certainly at the height of his powers. All the great soloists are here: Johnny Hodges, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves.
Highlights are Johnny Hodges solo during 'Passion Flower'. Cat Anderson solo during 'meow'.
All in all, a very enjoyable concert, complete with a stunning roster of soloists.
The one disturbing and, for me embarrassing thing for Duke during this concert, is Paul Gonsalves SLEEPING through 3 songs, with his horn in his mouth! I have never witnessed anything like this before, but Ellington, ignored him and let him snooze!
Aside from that, this is an amazing document of Ellington and his orchestra.