"This installment of the Encore Series from St. Clair Vision features a seven-song set by the one-and-only Duke Ellington that was originally recorded in 1961. "Take the 'A' Train," "Stormy Weather," and "Bugle Call Rag," are just a few of the numbers performed by Ellington and his band in Encore Series: Duke Ellington". - Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
Duke Ellington was the undisputed genius of jazz music, known for his genius at arranging, songwriting, choice of musicians and his amazing adaptability in following the changes in the art form. Here, he's seen running through 7 of his most beloved performances--in clips culled from 1961 shorts produced by Goodyear, 1942 "soundies" produced for coin-operated machines, and the 1962 Newport Jazz Festival.
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