Tag Archives: Duke Ellington

Chord Analysis - Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me"

Posted by DannyFratina, 11.07.2014

Analyzing the harmony and functionality of "Never Catch Me", off the new Flying Lotus album "You're Dead!".

Three techniques to capture the sound of the Ellington 7-Piece

Posted by DannyFratina, 10.14.2012

Let's look at three arranging techniques we can use to reproduce the sound of the Ellington/Hodges band, for melodies, chord progressions, and voicings.

The Ellington 7-piece: A brief introduction

Posted by DannyFratina, 08.22.2012

Johnny Hodges was a major player of the swing era and was a key component in the establishment of the Duke Ellington sound. He was a master of the alto saxophone and had an incredibly distinct voice on it. His band forms the foundation of what on this site I call the Ellington 7-piece.