the Duke meets Tchaikovsky

Many of you are familiar with the Ellington/Strayhorn adaptation of the Nutcracker Suite.  But how many of you have seen this?  It's a 5-minute video clip that splits time between a canned interview with the Duke (ever the coy hipster!) and his band's live in-studio performance of part of the suite.

 

Posted on November 26, 2012 and filed under Audio & Video.