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Duke Ellington: Denmark, 1970


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On Jan. 23, 1967, Duke Ellington was in Copenhagen where he filmed two programs at TV-Byen Studio. The first was an octet of band members playing Ellington hits. The second was a trio featuring Ellington with bassist John Lamb and drummer Rufus Jones. One of the songs they performed was The Fringe of the Jungle. Also known as Eggo, the Ellington TV performance marked the first time he recorded the song. On the 117th anniversary of Ellington's birth, here's the trio footage...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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