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pbercker

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There's an interesing connection between Zakir Hussain, Ravi Shankar and Duke Ellington that I was completely unaware of that's of some relevance to followers of Zakir Hussain and/or Ravi Shankar (or Duke Ellington) but even to ICM generally I think.



Pascal
p.s. I'm quite intrigued by what "Take the A train" must sound like now!

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cwroyds

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Ellington rules.
For that Big Band Jazz thing, you cant get better than Duke Ellington.
He was a great musician and composer, and his arrangements were very influential.

Here are two different versions for reference.
They show two different sides of Ellington.

This one is with a true Big Band. Classic. This is how Zakirji heard it live.


This version is a beautiful Trio version. This version has a really beautiful heavy swing to it. I love this one.
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cabernethy

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and his arrangements were very influential.

Ahh so true, fantastic arrangements which changed the course of harmonic popular music.
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Great tune. I like this Ella Fitzgerald version, mainly cause of the scat singing. She solos like a sax player! Imagine crazy khayal taans with swing!

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