Rockin' In Rhythm
The Legacy of Duke Ellington
Fri, May 7, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Concert Hall, FEC
As with Gershwin, Duke Ellington presents a formidable challenge in trying to narrow down the hundreds of compositions that he composed over a fifty-year period. One could easily do a program limited to a particular decade, instrumental pieces from the 1920s, for example: "The Mooch", "Black and Tan Fantasy", "Black Beauty". Or the instrumental pieces turned into popular songs in the ‘30s: "Mood Indigo", "In a Senti­mental Mood", "So­phi­sticated Lady". Or the music from his ventures into Broadway musicals: "I Got It Bad", "Jump For Joy". Or his collaborations with Billy Strayhorn: "Take the A Train", "Chelsea Bridge", "Lush Life". These are only a part of the Ellington legacy the Jazz Kings will explore. A final reason to celebrate these composers is that 1998 is 100th anni­versary, of the birth of George Gershwin, and 1999 is the 100th anni­versary of Duke Elling­ton’s birth. What a century with composers such as these!
 Rockin' In Rhythm
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Harry Carney
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition
Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington
 Cotton Club Stomp
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 14th Edition
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930) interpolated into Check And Double Check
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington
 Mood Indigo
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
Words by Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange - Music by Duke Ellington
 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Words by Paul Francis Webster - Music by Duke Ellington
 Daybreak Express
Music by Duke Ellington
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill - Music by Billy Strayhorn
 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Words & music by Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George
 Cotton Tail
Music by Duke Ellington
 Just Squeeze Me
Words by Lee Gaines - Music by Duke Ellington
 Satin Doll
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 Rockin' In Rhythm
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Harry Carney
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Barney Bigard, 1906-1980
Harry Carney, 1910-1974
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Lee Gaines, -
Don George, -
Johnny Hodges, 1907-1970
Rudy Jackson, -
Harry James, -
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Joya Sherrill, 1924-2010
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Juan Tizol, 1900-1984
Paul Francis Webster, 1907-1984
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Concert Hall
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St
Florence, Oregon
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