AND THIS? — THIS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER SINCE 1979…

DukeEllington_TheComplete_Vol_9…when I first heard it on German jazz radio; I think it was played during one of the late Werner Burkhardt’s broadcasts, aired on SWF, called “Swingtime”.

This was one of the very first tunes by Duke Ellington I ever heard: “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” from 1937, with the wonderful Ivie Anderson & “The Rabbit” Johnny Hodges on altosax.

Now, isn’t this a great, an almost revolutionary chart? — Notice the key-changes, and the Ⅱ-Ⅴ-Ⅰ progressions which were later common in modern jazz.

Well, the Duke was always way ahead of his time, wasn’t he?

Enjoy the ride!

Yours truly swingin’,
Brew

P.S. — Here’s the video:

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