Release date:December 15, 2006
Studio:Gary Keys Films
Starring:The 1968 Duke Ellington Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Ruth Ellington, Ira Gitler, Al Hibbler, Dan Morgenstern, Bobby Short, Dr. Billy Taylor
Gary Keys's exuberant documentary captures the spectacular birthday parties thrown by Ruth Ellington for her brother, Duke, every year--even after he passed away in 1977. Also featured here is rare, fascinating footage of Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing in Mexico in 1968, as well as insightful interviews with Bobby Short, Al Hibbler, Billy Taylor, and renowned jazz critics Ira Gitler and Dan Morgenstern.