- Songs include: "Cottontail," "Flamingo," "Rockin' In Rhythm," "Stormy Weather," "Blow By Blow," "Sophisticated Lady," "Caravan," "The Mooche," "VIP Boogie," "Solitude," "Mood Indigo," "The Hawk Talks" and "Duke's Place"
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 11, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Passport
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
He epitomized elegance and sophistication seamlessly interwoven with jazz and blues. Relive the most-memorable melodies of composer, pianist, and bandleader Edward Kennedy Ellington - known for all time as "Duke" - in rare vintage performances that allow you to hear and see the Duke at the top of his form.
Thirteen songs including "Stormy Weather," "Sophisticated Lady" and "Mood Indigo."
The work of legendary jazz composer Duke Ellington lit up the jazz genre, and seems destined to forever burn a flame through the music world. His capabilities also spread to some matchless piano playing and peerless work as a band leader, helping mark Duke out as a very special talent. SWINGING AT HIS BEST contains some rarely seen vintage performances that highlight his many talents.