Take The "A" Train / Duke Ellington / BIG!!! Linocut print
Take The "A" Train / Duke Ellington / BIG!!! Linocut print
Take The "A" Train / Duke Ellington / BIG!!! Linocut print

Take The "A" Train / Duke Ellington / BIG!!! Linocut print

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" Duke Ellington’s signature composition was “Take the A Train,” written by his frequent collaborator Billy Strayhorn." ( which is showed in the print behind Duke; longtime friend and collaborator of Ellington’s ) " The song brought Ellington and his band financial success, became his “theme” song that he would perform regularly for the rest of his life, and is still one of the most important compositions in all of jazz.

In 1941, New York City’s newest subway line ­– the A train – was bringing people from Harlem into the heart of the city and connecting the long-stretching Manhattan Island. Around this “Take the ‘A’ Train” was rolling up the charts.

The song was performed by Ellington and the band in the 1943 film Reveille with Beverly with vocalist Betty Roche."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY


Each print is signed and numbered and part of an original edition of 5 !!!

Every single one may vary; all of them are made and printed by hand.
Printed on 130 gsm cold pressed , Acid Free paper , 96 x 66 cm