Time for some world-changing trombone playing!
Written and recorded by Duke Ellington and his orchestra in 1935. Probably Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton on the trombone.
Solo at 1:58 – and don’t miss the trombone’s heart-wrenching entry just after 2:40:
Someone later put lyrics to Duke’s melody. Here’s Ella’s version from 1957:
All Duke all the time – starting with East St Louis Toodle-oo: