PLAYLIST

#SundaySoundtrack: Duke Ellington


Duke Ellington wrote an enormous amount of music in almost every genre and worked with all the greats - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, John Coltrane and, not forgetting, his frequent collaborator Billy Strayhorn, with whom he wrote the two jazz suites that inspired Sir David Bintley's Nutcracker Sweeties and The Shakespeare Suite. We hope you enjoy this playlist of Ellington classics with a few surprises amongst them.

Playlist compiled by Lee Armstrong, Senior Design Executive at Birmingham Royal Ballet