WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Exponent) - Shakespeare never sounded so good.
Over 1,000 attendees in Loeb Playhouse on Friday night were delighted to hear Delfeayo Marsalis and his octet cover Duke Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder" and a few jazz classics written in his hometown of New Orleans, in spite of the fact that he has produced over 100 jazz recordings and released multiple critically acclaimed albums of his own original material.
Tackling such a literate and complicated piece as Ellington's 12-part suite is no easy task, even for a titan of jazz like Marsalis. Ellington wrote the dynamic suite in an attempt to connect the literary world with the musical world by envisioning jazz pieces inspired by Shakespearean plays.
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