Memories of Duke is a loving homage to Duke Ellington, shot in 1968 as the bandleader and his musicians play their way through a Mexican tour. In addition to the concert performance, there are interviews with musicians Russel Procope and Cootie William, and historic scenes from early films in which Ellington and his band performs.
The film has been invited to festivals around the world including the London Film Festival, the Toronto Festival of Festivals, the Denver International Film Festival, New Directors, New Films in New York, the Moscow Film Festival (Best Documentary).
13 tracks including "Satin Doll," "The Mooch," "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing)," "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and "Mood Indigo."
Shot in 1968 this footage includes the previously unreleased "Mexican Suite" plus all the Ellington classics including "Satin Doll," "Mood Indigo," "Black and Tan Fantasy," and "Take the a Train" plus interviews with band members, film sequences which featured Ellington and his band and other exclusive footage.
2.Black and Tan Fantasy
3.Creole Love Call
5.Happy - Go - Lucky Local
7.It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
8.I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
9.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
11.Take The 'A' Train
13.Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
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