If you’re a dapper dresser, you might already know about a new album that features trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (pictured) with his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) playing the music of Duke Ellington. If you’re a slob, you’re probably in the dark. The CD, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays the Music of Duke Ellington, is sold exclusively at Brooks Brothers, makes of fine clothing since way, way back when. In fact, the new LCJO recording was made especially for this promotion with Brooks Brothers, which has been the official clothier of the LCJO for three years. Of course, diehard jazz nerds know that Brooks Brothers’ suits have long been the choice of many of jazz’s top players. Louis Armstrong, Doc Cheatham, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker all sported B.B.’s in the past. Miles Davis, too. Who knows how many times he plugged the clothier’s “sharp suits” in his autobiography.
Below is a track list and full personnel list for The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Plays the Music of Duke Ellington, as well as info on where and when each track was recorded. At first the CD was only available at Brooks Brothers retail shops, but now it’s also available on the store’s Web site, brooksbrothers.com.
1. ANITRA’S DANCE (2:53)
(Edvard Grieg/Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn)