Play along just for the fun of it or use this set as an opportunity to learn nine important songs you can use on almost any gig. Ellington's historic compositions have proven themselves equally as worthwhile for small groups as they were for his famous big bands, and have been recorded by a wide array of artists such as Johnny Hodges, Yusef Lateef and Mulgrew Miller. Here are nine of Duke's famous classics and a rhythm section that grooves on all of them! An essential package for ALL musicians and vocalists wishing to learn and enjoy these wonderful, timeless standards. Lyrics included for many of the tunes. Rhythm section: Dan Haerle, piano; John Goldsby, bass; Steve Davis, drums.