Symphony in Black

Symphony in Black

SYMPHONY IN BLACK features a brief vocal by a 19-year-old newcomer who was to become one of the greatest jazz legends of her time, Billie Holiday, and a performance of Duke Ellington’s jazz composition along symphonic lines. Ellington plays his symphonic jazz piece, “A Rhapsody of Negro Life,” with his orchestra against slice-of-life background scenes.

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Symphony in Black
  • Symphony in Black

    SYMPHONY IN BLACK features a brief vocal by a 19-year-old newcomer who was to become one of the greatest jazz legends of her time, Billie Holiday, and a performance of Duke Ellington’s jazz composition along symphonic lines. Ellington plays his symphonic jazz piece, “A Rhapsody of Negro Life,” wi...