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It’s December, so Duke and the Nutcracker

I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is a golden oldie — the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn jazz version of The Nutcracker Suite.

Instead of The Sugar Plum Fairy, they called this movement the Sugar Rum Cherry.



  1. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    Fabulous choice!

    1. I was never a fan of Duke’s until I subbed in a band that played his version of The Nutcracker. It’s excellent music!

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