Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Black and Tan

US 1929. D: Dudley Murphy. 19 min. Viewed on 9 Feb 2010 at Cinema Orion (Black History Month), Helsinki.

Revisited: Duke Ellington is dignified composing Black and Tan Fantasy. Fredi Washington is the dancer who performes the dance of death. Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra play Black and Tan as her requiem.

With Barney Bigard (clarinet), Wellman Braud (bass), Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton (trombone).

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