orch. by Duke Ellington and Luther Henderson; critical edition edited by Gunther Schuller

  • 323+bcl.2/4431/timp.2perc/hp/str
  • 2asx.2tsx.barsx/4tpt.3tbn/pf/drums/db
  • 17 min
    • 16th September 2024, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
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Programme Note

Among one of the Duke’s most ambitious “tone parallels” (a series of large-scale works written to portray the history of African-Americans through their music), Night Creature makes use of jazz band, solo piano, and orchestra to effectively demonstrate the musical ingenuity of marrying symphonic structures with jazz idioms.