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HARMONY IN HARLEM

Eastern England's unique 17-piece big band

Playing the music of

DUKE ELLINGTON

Harmony In Harlem's repertoire covers the 1930s - 1960s with a strong emphasis on 1935-1945, the height of the swing era. Harmony In Harlem seek to give you a unique and thrilling experience, and a performance can be tailored to your specific needs from within the breadth of our repertoire of Ellingtonia.

Material prior to 1940 features a line-up of 4 saxophones/clarinets, 3 trumpets and 3 trombones. Later material requires a line-up of 5 reeds, 3 trombones and either 3 or 4 trumpets. If necessary, the orchestra can perform as a 14-piece ensemble but with a limited selection from the repertoire.

1930s

  • Accent On Youth
  • Buffet Flat
  • Cotton Club Stomp
  • Dusk On The Desert
  • Harmony In Harlem
  • Hip Chic
  • I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  • I Met My Waterloo
  • Isn't Love The Strangest Thing
  • It's Swell Of You
  • Moon Glow
  • Never No Lament
  • Oh Babe, Maybe Someday
  • Old King Dooji
  • Please Forgive Me
  • Pussy Willow
  • Ridin' On A Blue Note
  • Rose Of The Rio Grande
  • Scattin' At The Cotton Club
  • Shoe Shine Boy (vocal)
  • Something To Live For
  • Stepping Into Swing Society
  • Sweetie(When My Sugar Walks...)
  • There's A Lull In My Life
  • Uptown Downbeat
  • Way Low
  • Yearning For Love
  • You Can Count On Me
  • You Gave Me The Gate

1940s

  • All Too Soon
  • April In Paris
  • Are You Sticking?
  • Blue Goose
  • C Jam Blues
  • Cotton Tail
  • Five O'Clock Drag
  • Frustration
  • Golden Feather
  • Harlem Airshaft
  • Have You Changed
  • Hayfoot, Strawfoot
  • I Didn't Know About You
  • I Don't Mind
  • I Should Care
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • It Don't Mean A Thing
  • Lady Of The Lavender Mist
  • Love And I
  • Magenta Haze
  • Main Stem
  • Me And You (vocal)
  • Morning Glory
  • My Greatest Mistake
  • (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
  • Perdido
  • Raincheck
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Sherman Shuffle
  • Sidewalks of New York
  • Someone
  • Take The A Train
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • Until Tonight
  • Warm Valley
  • What Am I Here For?

1950s-1970s

  • Asphalt Jungle Theme (Part I)
  • Bensonality
  • Blues In G
  • Cafe Au Lait
  • Depk
  • Deep Night
  • Happy-Go-Lucky Local
  • Hello Dolly
  • Miss Lucy
  • Serious Serenade
  • Stay Awake (Mary Poppins)
  • Such Sweet Thunder
  • The Intimacy Of The Blues
  • Ultra Deluxe