T.G.T.T. by Duke Ellington must surely be both our favorite Title and meta-Title-with-twist :
Too Good To Title
T.G.T.T. is track 10 on Ellington's Second Sacred Concert album, 1968. Wordless, sung by Alice Babs. An echo of the ineffable, the nameless, the un-namable, perhaps.
As in NNFA, No Name For Art, for _rt.
As in NNFG, No Name For God, for G_d,
The final track of Second Sacred Concert is Titled : 'Praise God And Dance'.
Praise ___ and Dance fits well with this chromo
-lithograph (1880-1900) that we've recently had on show in the office here.
Our staff artist - who was at Festival Hall, Melbourne in January 1970 when Duke Ellington and his all-star orchestra played at that famous barn - has now re-presented the joyful scene above as 'The Piper of Bonzaview with projection-space ideogram dancers'.
En mesure, mesdemoiselles!
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And did our artist know about the 2003 compilation Duke Ellington - Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band 1940-1942 when colouring the 'Label Music' notation yellow, red and blue? We asked. Apparently not.
With its three CD discs of yellow, red and blue? No, apparently not.
click image to enlargeT.G.T.L.
_uc_ _rt, Let's Dance!