Thursday, 19 May 2011

Madness in great ones...

Would that I had chanced upon this excerpt in time for Duke Ellington's birthday last month. Better late than never, I suppose.



This is from Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly a television special from the early seventies produced by Quincy Jones who assembled a stellar cast, including Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Peggy Lee to celebrate the Duke.

And here, Quincy Jones discusses the impulse behind creating this television spectacular...

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