8 thoughts on “ Star Crossed Lovers - Duke Ellington - 1967 European Tour (CD) ”
The title to this two-CD set is a bit misleading, as it not a compilation of excerpts from Duke Ellington's tour of Europe, but five selections from an afternoon concert in Rome and nearly the entire evening show (minus one song, "La Plus Belle Africaine," which was eliminated for technical reasons) on February 22,
Shortly before going on his second European tour with his orchestra, from March to May , Ellington announced to his sister Ruth and son Mercer Ellington that Strayhorn "is staying with us."  Through Mercer, Strayhorn met his first partner, African-American musician Aaron Bridgers, with whom Strayhorn lived until Bridgers moved to Paris.
Feb 02, · TITLE "The Star-Crossed Lovers" PERFORMER "Duke Ellington" ISRC USSM INDEX 00 FILE "09 - The Star-Crossed fourschosevergedickmarpblogaticanin.co" WAVE INDEX 01 INDEX 02 FILE "10 - Madness in Great fourschosevergedickmarpblogaticanin.co" WAVE TRACK 10 AUDIO TITLE "Madness in Great Ones" PERFORMER "Duke Ellington" ISRC USSM INDEX 01 .
Duke ELLINGTON and Della REESE ON THE RADIO - THE 'LIVE' GUARD SESSIONS (CD ACROBAT MUSIC / AMACD ) ABC Radio, New York - 13 février Duke ELLINGTON: Sophisticated lady / Take the A train / Satin doll / Things ain't what they used to be / Mood indigo / Taffy twist / Do nothin' till you hear from me / Jam with Sam.
The Ellington band left The Cotton Club in February to begin a tour that, in a sense, would not end until the leader's death 43 years later. At the same time, Ellington scored a Top Five hit with an instrumental version of one of his standards, "Mood Indigo" released on Victor. The recording was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.