October 15, 2010

"Black Beauty"

Recorded in New York City, New York, U.S.A., on October 1, 1928, "Black Beauty," composed by Edward "Duke" Ellington. Aww yeah:

This version sounds like it's a bit later than 1928, and features mainly Ellington playing the tune on piano, with a stride rhythm. This may be my favorite:

And there's this, slower, cooler, jazzier approach:

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