Satin Doll

Monty Alexander

Montreax Jazz Festival, 1976

Written by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington in 1953, “Satin Doll” has received myriad subsequent covers, including by Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Frank Sinatra. Ellington’s orchestra often used the tune as a performance closer.

Alexander has collaborated with such greats as Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie.


Monty Alexander, piano
John Clayton, bass
Jeff Hamilton, drums