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Simon Rattle

Album

Classic Ellington

Label: EMI Music
Released: 2001
Track listing: Take the "A" Train; You're the One; Sophisticated Lady; Harlem; Isfahan; Ad Lip on Nippon; That Doo-Wah Thing; Something to Live For; Come Sunday; Solitude in Transbluency; Maybe; Things Ain't What They Used to Be

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Article: Album Review

Simon Rattle: Classic Ellington

Read "Classic Ellington" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Despite the successes of Benny Goodman, Andre Previn and most recently, Keith Jarrett and Brad Melhdau,I get nervous when jazz and classical musicians get together because they come from different bases. Jazz is swing, blues and improvisation. Classics is sticking to the written score. Classical conductors interpret Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, not improvise above its melody ...


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