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Composer of the Week: Ellington

on BBC Radio 3

3/5. Donald Macleod looks at the importance of the relationship between Duke Ellington and arranger Billy Strayhorn , who composed
Ellington's signature tune Take the "A" Train, to the success of the band.
Take the "A" Train; Jack the Bear; Warm Valley; Ko-Ko; Concerto for Cootie; Cotton Tail; Rocks in My Bed; Jump for Joy; I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good); Black, Brown and Beige Repeated from Wednesday at 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald MacLeod
Unknown:
Billy Strayhorn

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