Duke Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite

In 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged their own virtuosic adaptation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Featuring nine cleverly arranged movements (boasting equally smart titles like "Toot Toot Tootie Toot" and "Sugar Rum Cherry"), it’s the quintessential Ellington blend of wit and sophistication. It's amazing how swinging and sexy the Nutcracker Suite can sound!
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  • PRODUCTION

    Recording: May and June 1960 in Los Angeles
  • RELEASE DATE

    05/05/2009
  • ARTIST(S)

    "Horses" - Patti Smith (g,voc); Richard Sohl (p); Lenny Kaye (b, g, voc); Tom Verlaine, Allen Lanier (g); Ivan Kral (b, g, keyb, voc); Jay Dee Daugherty (dr)
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    Pure Pleasure CS-8341
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