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el sabroso oficio / del dulce mirar GóngoraWie schwer es ist, die Schönheit zu begreifen! Günter Eich

domingo, 25 de mayo de 2014

Charles Mingus - Duke Ellington's Sound of Love (1&2)

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"Mingus, almost from the beginning, was attracted to the music of Duke Ellington and for a brief time, he played bass with the Ellington band. (For the antic details, see Mingus's book. Beneath The Underdog.) Mingus wrote Duke Ellingtons Sound of Love soon after Duke died, and this performance is extraordinarily affecting - for what it evokes of the romantic, lyrical essence of Duke and for what it adds to the long resonant relationship between Mingus and Duke. And the solos are first-class, notably that of George. Adams, sounding as if. in a way, he were speaking across memory to Ben Webster. Duke, who loved melody so. would have been delighted with this song."

Nat Hentoff, en el cuadernillo del doble álbum de Mingus, Changes (1975)




Tras la versión instrumental de "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" (Changes - One), podemos escuchar la versión vocal del mismo, que interpreta, como cantante invitado, Jackie Paris: "I was young and carefree, not a song had found my soul..." (Changes - Two). Un doble álbum soberbio.





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