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gracenote:

Lady Mac – Duke Ellington Orchestra

Ellington does Shakespeare, from Such Sweet Thunder.

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#jazz  #music  #reblog  #audio  #duke ellington  #macbeth 


My mother had a maid call’d Barbary:
She was in love, and he she loved proved mad
And did forsake her: she had a song of “Willow,”
An old thing ‘twas, but it express’d her fortune,
And she died singing it. That song tonight
Will not go from my mind.

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Every time I read this passage from Othello the first song I think of is “Willow Weep For Me”, a jazz standard made famous by Lady Day. I can just picture it: a production of Othello set in the Bayou, with a melancholy jazz soundtrack.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#othello  #music  #youtube  #video  #jazz 
Love this song, and this moment in Jarman’s The Tempest: the masque scene.

fromspheretosphere:

/elisabeth welch//stormy weather///from derek jarman’s (adaptation of shakespeare’s) the tempest

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#jazz  #film  #video  #youtube  #derek jarman  #The Tempest  #reblog 
Internationally acclaimed musician Delfeayo Marsalis tours the U.S. with his original theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder honoring Duke Ellington and William Shakespeare.

Duke Ellington’s 1957 album Such Sweet Thunder was a 12-part suite based on Shakespearean themes and characters. Marsalis’ new theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder  (which is also out on CD on January 11) re-imagines Ellington’s album by streamlining the original arrangements from 15 musicians to eight.

Sweet Thunder will tour to 36 American cities and towns from January through May, 2011 and features actor Kenneth Brown, Jr., a jazz octet, plus full stage set and costuming.

The “Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak” tour dates.

Read more about Sweet Thunder (Duke & Shak).

Internationally acclaimed musician Delfeayo Marsalis tours the U.S. with his original theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder honoring Duke Ellington and William Shakespeare.

Duke Ellington’s 1957 album Such Sweet Thunder was a 12-part suite based on Shakespearean themes and characters. Marsalis’ new theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder (which is also out on CD on January 11) re-imagines Ellington’s album by streamlining the original arrangements from 15 musicians to eight.

Sweet Thunder will tour to 36 American cities and towns from January through May, 2011 and features actor Kenneth Brown, Jr., a jazz octet, plus full stage set and costuming.

The “Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak” tour dates.

Read more about Sweet Thunder (Duke & Shak).

— 3 years ago with 3 notes
#music  #live  #jazz