The Duke finds the iconoclastic singer/composer/arranger/keyboardist and five-time Grammy nominee Joe Jackson interpreting a series of Ellington classics over the course of ten tracks, interspersing melodic and rhythmic elements of various compositions in a manner that’s consistent with Ellington’s own freewheeling approach.
The Duke features guest performances/duets with Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim, Lilian Vieira (from the Brazilian/Dutch collective Zuco 103), violinist Regina Carter, bassist Christian McBride, Steve Vai, drummer Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson (The Roots) and Jackson band members Vinnie Zummo (guitar) and Sue Hadjopoulos (percussion)
3. I'm Beginning To See The Light / Take The 'A' Train / Cotton Tail
4. Mood Indigo
5. Rockin' In Rhythm
6. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues / Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me
7. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
8. Perdido / Satin Doll
9. The Mooche / Black And Tan Fantasy
10. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
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