On the Road with Duke Ellington

On the Road with Duke Ellington


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Filmed in 1967 just six years before Duke Ellington's death, "On the Road with Duke Ellington" serves as perhaps the most revealing and intimate portrait of the artist ever recorded. Legendary filmmaker Robert Drew offers audiences a unique and unobtrusive look inside the colorful world of this American jazz legend, capturing the artist performing, composing, and ruminating about his life and career. With a musical score that highlights such Ellington standards as "Satin Doll" and "Take the 'A' Train, " we are even graced with an appearance by Louis Armstrong in this groundbreaking film that profiles one of the most prolific and influential composers of the 20th century. -- Duke Ellington is the quintessential American composer. -- One of the most intimate and revealing portraits of the artist ever recorded, "On the Road with Duke Ellington" offers audiences the rare opportunity to visit with this American legend. -- The film highlights Ellington composing and includes footage of him playing a piece that was never again performed, written down, or recorded. -- The film includes concert footage of Duke playing such famous compositions as "Take the 'A' Train" and "Satin Doll."show more

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  • DVD video
  • 137.6 x 180.3 x 14.8mm | 83.16g
  • Uni Dist Corp. (New Video
  • English
  • 0767045548
  • 9780767045544