Juan Tizol’s Moon Over Cuba started life with the title of Puerto Rican Girl. Although the copyright date is 1939, the only performance of this piece is the Victor recording from 1941. This obscure piece never achieved the mild popularity of Ellington’s other 2 Latin masterpieces of that era- Conga Brava and Flaming Sword, but don’t sell this gem short just because you never heard of it.
|Series:||Essentially Ellington: Jazz at Lincoln Center Library|
|Composed by:||Duke Ellington|
|Arranged by:||David Berger|