This 1940 Duke Ellington composition is loosely based on the rhythm changes from “I Got Rhythm,” by George Gershwin.
A veritable polymath, trumpeter Eddie Henderson holds a degree in medicine from Howard University. In a career rarity (and dream) he could actually leave medicine to play music.
But there's tons of gray matter on this stage. Pianist Herbie Hancock, for example, was a classically trained child prodigy – and later an innovator among jazz musicians, eager and early to adopt electronic instruments.
This performance also features the considerable talents of Eli Degibri, Ira Coleman and Terri Lynne Carrington.
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