“Take the ‘A’ Train” is probably the most well known standard from the Duke Ellington orchestra. I love how you can literally hear Mr. Ellington’s fingers playfully dance across the keys of the piano.

It is a true testament to the quality of this tune that the song feels like a breath of fresh air among today’s landscape of music. The song also makes me want to visit a place that I have never been: Harlem, NY.

Here is a bonus version of the song with the legendary Ms. Ella Fitzgerald: