Duke Ellington in Cathedral of Saint John the Divine - 19 January, 1968
from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 299:
Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 299. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429708775185 accessed: 6 July, 2022
|Date/Time||19 January, 1968|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Duke Ellington comments that ' "T.G.T.T" means "Too Good to Title", because it violates conformity in the same way, we like to think, that Jesus Christ did. The phrases never end on the note you think they will. It is a piece even instrumentalists have trouble with'.