Take The A Train by Duke Ellington.

Filmed lived performance of Duke Ellington and orchestra with the inimitable Billy Strayhorn in the audience.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Ernie Shepard’s scatting is beyond sublime! Of course, this piece of music is a tie-in to that glorious astral plane dream adventure with über-sexy dream shaman, Merlin: my lover, my man, my duxypuss, my everything, my merry magical musical, intellectual task companion!

Read it again, if already you’ve not yet done so:

https://dreampoetica.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/wont-take-the-a-train/

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About Arvin da Brgha

Lucid dreamer. Dream adept. Dream Author.
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2 Responses to Take The A Train by Duke Ellington.

  1. alyson doyle says:

    heard a documentary a couple years ago that The A Train was pretty much all Billy Strayhorn and Ellington took a lot of credit for a lot of his work. Any how, please text me as I lost my phone October 1st and have been scrambling to get my contacts back ever since. 😦 Sorry for requesting that here but I didn’t know how else to contact you.

    • babylonmagus says:

      Well you know, my darling, all you ever have to do is think of me when feeling decidedly playful – heck, if you’re feeling decidedly licentious – and I will readily appear in a lucid astral plane dream cul de sac just for two… ❤ Moi aussi je t'adore…

      You've been txted…

      Arvin
      =^.|.^=

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