Category Archives: Solo piano

Revealing Ellington’s “The Clothed Woman”

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The original Columbia recording of Duke Ellington’s piano feature The Clothed Woman is from December 30th, 1947, and is available on “The Chronological Duke Ellington and his Orchestra 1947-1948.” Ellington had performed the piece a few nights earlier at Carnegie … Continue reading

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Last Night–One Attempt

So I tried it out again. I performed The Clothed Woman live with my trio last night. I played it last winter, but I didn’t feel comfortable with that performance. Last night it was better. Now I think I can end … Continue reading

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More Revelations…

I’m getting a lot of hits on my post: “Revealing Ellington’s “The Clothed Woman” .  When I get a chance I’m going to have to fix a few typos/wrong notes in the transcription. I’m pulling this tune out on my … Continue reading

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Monk-jitsu

Monk got me again–I was driving on the 405 when “Body and Soul” came on Jazz 88.1–something about driving makes me listen differently; maybe it’s the steadiness of freeway driving, the drone of the road– maybe when I only half … Continue reading

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