learn jazz piano with Duke Ellington's famous intro

From his iconic collaboration with John Coltrane in 1963, Duke’s introduction to his composition “In a Sentimental Mood” is treasured in the jazz community. 

Players often refer back to it when performing this tune, try it out for yourself next time you go to play it!

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Happy Practicing!

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Brenden Lowe

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    Yo B-dogg. It’s Tim Monaghan from Loeb Hall. Remember me? So, I’m an elementary school music teacher now, and have gotten WAY back into piano practice. Is there a full transcription of this piece somewhere? I’m totally good enough to read and play it: I do Bach inventions, Reverie and Arabeque No. 1 by Debussy, and a smattering of easier Chopin stuff. I’ll pay you whatever for the full transcription of everything Duke plays on the record, on this track. My piano ear isn’t like my drum ear, but I can READ on piano. Hope you are well brother!

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