Monday Notes

Duke Ellington Daybreak Express, the sound of the train

[Monday Notes n.2] Music has often tried to imitate and describe the reality. A famous example is Antonio Vivaldi’s La primavera, where the violins imitate birdsong. In jazz, too, there are descriptive compositions, and a favourite theme is that of the train, set to music by Duke Ellington and his orchestra in Daybreak Express. Help…