André Previn’s piano brings us theme and variations on songs associated with composer Duke Ellington. Bassist David Finck provides subtle accompaniment and lyrical interludes.
The pieces themselves are like old friends. And here they’re treated with respect. So sit down, my friends, and tell me how you’ve been lately.
The titles from Ellington’s blues-based songs represent lyrics by themselves. The ideas live through those melodies. I got it bad." Do nothin’ till you hear from me." It don’t mean a ...