1971 commencement ceremony excerpts featuring Arif Mardin and Duke Ellington

Excerpts from Berklee College of Music Commencement ceremony, featuring commencement speaker Arif Mardin ('61) and honorary degree recipient Duke Ellington, and Ellington's post-ceremony performances on piano for guests.


1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 01
Speeches by commencement speaker Arif Mardin (Berklee School of Music Class of 1961) and Berklee's first Honorary Degree recipient Duke Ellington; remarks by Berklee President Lawrence Berk. Speaker introductions by Dean Bobbitt and President Berk.
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 02
Duke Ellington plays Satin Doll, solo piano, for guests
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 03
Duke Ellington asks the audience for musical requests
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 04
Duke Ellington performs “Baby, You Can’t Miss”
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 05
Excerpt of Track 09 (Ellington playing Sophisticated Lady)
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 06
Duke Ellington comments on Fats Waller during introduction to "Honeysuckle Rose"
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 07
Duke Ellington plays Honeysuckle Rose (recording fades out before applause)
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 08
Excerpt of Track 4 (Duke Ellington playing "Baby, You Can't Miss")
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 09
Duke Ellington performs “Sophisticated Lady”
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 10
Duke Ellington comments on Fats Waller during intro to Honeysuckle Rose (shorter excerpt, same content as Track 6)
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 11
Duke Ellington plays "Honeysuckle Rose"
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 12
Ellington comments on Fats Waller, introduces Nel Brookshire for the next piece.
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 13
Duke Ellington (piano) and Nel Brookshire (vocals) perform “Love You Madly"
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 14
Duke Ellington introduces Tony Watkins for the next piece.
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 15
Duke Ellington (piano) and Tony Watkins (vocals) perform "Come Sunday" in Hebrew
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 16
Excerpt from Track 4 (Duke Ellington playing "Baby, You Can't Miss")
1971 Berklee College of Music Commencement, Excerpt 17
Concluding remarks by Duke Ellington