Unlike other extended Ellington works, which are primarily if not entirely instrumental, "A Drum Is a Woman" is Album) through songs and a narration with only occasional full orchestral passages.
It was powerful, What Else Can You Do With A Drum - Duke Ellington - In Sweden (Vinyl, rhythmic and kaleidoscopic, with a strong vocal anchor at Friday's performance in Claudia Hamilton, a commanding presence as Madam Zajj.
Luke Dogen's Carabea [sic] Joe was a genial, good-time companion with a strong inner core that emerged in a positively stated love song, "You Better Know It, Album). The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and stated: "Dominated by vocals and narration, the music often plays a backseat to the story, which is worth hearing twice at the most". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke Ellington. Retrieved 7 April June 28, The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, Duke Ellington discography.
Harlem Jazz, Ellingtonia, Vol. One Ellingtonia, Vol. Serenade to Sweden First Time! Sacred Concerts Jam Session. Clark LP. Years given are for the recording snot first release. LP Birth of a LP Lionel HamptonReally Big! Written for an early television special, it is a musical fantasy or allegory telling the story of jazz as an adventure by characters Madam Zajj and Carribee Joe, from the Caribbean to the moon via Congo Square and 52nd Street.
It was in four parts with a dozen selections, two reprises, and a finale. Tracklisting: PART 1: A Drum is a Woman Rhythm Pum Te Dum New Orleans Hey, Buddy Bolden Carribee Joe A Drum is a Woman Part 2 You Better Know It Madam Zajj Zajj's Dream Rhumbop Carribbee Joe Part 2 Finale Tracks originally issued as Columbia LP C The bonus track "Pomegranate" was recorded on March 7, It is a capsule history of the Negro in America, it is a history of the Ellington orchestra, and it is a folk opera that simply cries for decent stage presentation.
But for more than any of these, it is a revealing self-portrait of Duke Ellington. Add to cart.
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