Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.

The Symphonic Ellington

The Symphonic Ellington by Duke Ellington
Released: Apr 2008
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
In the early 1960s, Frank Sinatra signed his musical hero Duke Ellington to his fledgling Reprise label. Duke responded by pairing his all-star band with the Paris Symphony Orchestra. The results remain unique in the Ellington canon. While the ever-creative Ellington used classical motifs and orchestral leanings before and after this session, this time out proves that an enormous classical symphony can actually swing along with his band. A real blast, with plenty of space for solo stars such as Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney.
Nick Dedina
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans