A Drum Is a Woman is a musical allegory by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington and his long-time musical collaborator Billy Strayhorn. It tells the story of Madam Zajj, the personification of African rhythm, and Carribee Joe, who has his roots firmly in the jungle with his drums. Zajj travels out into the world seeking fame and sophistication and melds with the influences of cultures she weaves through the story, which gives a brief history of the rise of Jazz and Bebop.
Vocals – Margaret Tynes. A2. Rhythm Pum Te Dum. Chorus – Unknown Artist. A3. What Else Can You Do With A Drum - Calypso. Vocals – Ozzie Bailey. Part II. A4. New Orleans. Narrator – Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington E La Sua Orchestra. A Drum Is A Woman (LP, Album). Duke Ellington And His Orchestra.
Duke Ellington's fanciful tale of Carribee Joe and his drum, which evolved into a woman known as Madam Zajj (and a very abstract telling of the evolution of jazz) became a television special in the late '50s but does not translate all that well to record. Dominated by vocals and narration, the music often plays a backseat to the story, which is worth hearing twice at the most.
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