Duke Meets Mort (1992), Robert Carl

"Duke Meets Mort is a meeting at a 'summit' between two American originals, who, while we mourn their loss, can now hopefully get to know one another a little better. Specifically, the piece takes six chords (never in quite their original sequence) from Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo and interprets them freely in the voice of Morton Feldman. I've always felt a correspondence between Ellington's Indigos and Feldman's delicate, ethereal vision, so this 'jam' should not be too much of a surprise. The piece should be played throughout with hushed reverence, an homage and prayer." — Robert Carl