Duke Ellington, composer
Floyd Werle, arranger
Duke Ellington was one of the few jazz artists whose style never seemed to
He was always able to blend his own art with new influences and trends.
Songs he wrote as long as seventy years ago still sound fresh and many of the
most up-to-date jazz musicians still play them.
Floyd Werle’s setting of An Ellington Portrait includes eight — but by no means all — of his best ones:
“It Don’t Mean a Thing,”
“Mood Indigo,” (his first “hit”),
“I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,”
“In A Sentimental Mood.”
Band Music Notes