- Edward Kennedy Ellington
Night Creature for Jazz Band and Orchestra (1956)
- G Schirmer Inc (World)
orch. by Duke Ellington and Luther Henderson; critical edition edited by Gunther Schuller
- 17 min
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.