U.S. Army Blues Duke Ellington Nutcracker

U.S. Army Blues Duke Ellington Nutcracker Listen

A livestream from The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" published in Blues

In 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged a clever adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Their unique ability to create interesting combinations of instruments in the Big Band using the Nutcracker makes this holiday favorite a must-see for Tchaikovsky and jazz fans alike!